Maria Eagle MP (@meaglemp )

Maria Eagle MP

Bio Labour MP for Garston & Halewood T 0151 448 1167 E maria.eagle.mp@parliament.uk
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iPhone : Those many millions of people who have followed the Government’s advice and stayed at home, coping with difficulty, did the right thing and still do. Vulnerable people are alive today because of the self-discipline of so many. I thank God for their integrity.

iPhone : The Prime Minister has treated the British people with contempt.

One rule for Dominic Cummings, another for everybody else.

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iPhone : An unauthorised journey was taken by a government adviser. The advisor will not be removed and we are not investigating the matter. twitter.com/cabinetofficeu…

iPhone : 🚨 NEW: Major disquiet is now spreading to the cabinet. 🚨

One cabinet member says they were “stunned” by the PM’s statement, with government “bleeding credibility” to keep Cummings in a job.

This is now the most serious political crisis for Boris Johnson since the election.

iPhone : Boris Johnson wrote to every household in country at taxpayer’s expense instructing:

“We are giving one simple instruction - you must stay at home. You should not meet friends or relatives who do not live in your home.”

So one rule for his elite friends, another for rest of us.

iPhone : Be open and honest, we said. Trashed.
Respect the public, we said. Trashed
Ensure equity, so everyone is treated the same, we said. Trashed.
Be consistent we said. Trashed.
Make clear 'we are all in it together'. Trashed.

iPhone : It is very hard to provide scientific advice to a government which doesn't want to listen to science. I hope, however, that the public will read our papers (publicly available at gov.uk/government/gro…) and continue to make up for this bad government with their own good sense.

iPhone : As one of those involved in SPI-B, the Government advisory group on behavioural science, I can say that in a few short minutes tonight, Boris Johnson has trashed all the advice we have given on how to build trust and secure adherence to the measures necessary to control COVID-19.

iPhone : He’s been a disgrace for years. He always wings it. He never reads the brief and this is now about him #LiarJohnson twitter.com/jerryhayes1/st…

iPhone : Johnson comes out of that press conference more damaged than when he went in.
- effectively told parents they were mugs for not following their "instincts", rather than rules
- refused to say if he approved Cummings' trip
- refused to say if DC took leisure trip to Barnard Castle

iPhone : The public will be forgiven for thinking there is one rule for the Prime Minister’s closest adviser and another for the British people.

The Prime Minister’s actions have undermined confidence in his own public health message at this crucial time.

iPhone : This was a test of the Prime Minister and he has failed it.

It is an insult to sacrifices made by the British people that Boris Johnson has chosen to take no action against Dominic Cummings.

iPhone : This is a car crash. PM has just said Cummings driving to Durham was designed to stop the spread of the virus twitter.com/bbcnews/status…