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Childcare has been defined to exclude relatives caring for children in new coronavirus laws following the Dominic Cummings scandal. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-laws-dominic-cummings-lockdown-childcare-relatives-a9542381.html

I see from the papers that Opticians are pushing to be allowed to open up again. Makes cummings sense to me.

Have to confess that I've been distracted by the cummings and goings of national politics of late so not that familiar with what has been happening locally, politically, and as I no longer buy the Dawlish Gazette (does it still exist? Thought I read somewhere that it has ceased being) I've had no information from that source. So....what has been happening politically, locally, then?

4 days ago

Just happened to be looking up some email addresses for our local councillors and noticed that two (Cllrs Petherick J and Petherick L) are now showing up as Independent rather than Lib Dem which was the ticket they were elected on this time last year. I know no more than that.

A major faux pas by Cummings more like.

1 week ago

All those visitors to North Devon happened after the lock down rules were relaxed (not that they should have been relaxed in the way that they were imho). Cummings' transgression took place when we were all (or so we thought) under much tighter lockdown. At the very best he bent the rules so far that they almost snapped. He is guilty as charged of breaking two rules at least. 1. Going ...

If you are bored by this topic then the way to resolve your boredom is quite simple. Don't read the postings. #Stay Elite

You may not be angry, but the comment below sums up why what he did is of such significance. "Stuart Beer, an insurance broker from Poole, said there was no incentive for the general public to follow Government advice if officials did not "practice what they preach". He said: "Cummings helped set the rules, so he has got to abide by them. If he hasn't, he should go. If the Government are ...

Not stay alert but Stay Elite.

1½ weeks ago

But the thing is, and unlike Cummings, they are not in positions of power (unelected in his case) and very actively involved in determining what the Coronavirus policy should be. Why you or anyone else thinks that the continuation of Cummings in Downing Street will be a positive for your beloved Boris and his government is beyond me (and quite a few Tory MPs as well as it happens).

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