SHORTLY after Boris Johnson gave a press conference yesterday (May 24) exonerating his advisor Dominic Cummings from any wrong doing by travelling during lockdown, an interesting tweet appeared on the official UK Civil Service Twitter account.
It stated simply “Arrogant and offensive. Can you imagine having to work with these truth twisters” and was deleted but soon after the Cabinet Office tweeted “An unauthorised tweet was posted on a government channel this evening. The post has been removed and we are investigating the matter.”
Author JK Rowling herself responded with a tweet which said “When you find out who it was, let us know. I want to give them a year’s salary.”
Even former England striker and now football commentator Gary Lineker made fun of the tweet comparing the investigation into the UK Civil Service with the Johnson comments saying “An unauthorised journey was taken by a government adviser. The advisor will not be removed and we are not investigating the matter.”
In fairness to Dominic Cummings the huge number of press and media staff who gathered outside his house had no intention of observing social distancing and it was clear that no matter how much anyone may dislike Cummings, he was intimidated by his inability to walk unimpeded down the street.