Should those in the public eye resign for breaking lockdown rules?

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All she's got is a demotion....she still has her job.
Ah, you mean as an mp? The other people who have resigned on lockdown related breaches in England and Scotland, have not lost their jobs totally, they lost their roles as senior advisers or similar relating to their Covid roles. They have gone from being part of the key decision making committees to purely doing their original jobs. If you mean in terms of Cummings he could have remained as an advisor in some capacity but I would argue, and have, that he should no longer be advising in No 10 or at the top table.
 

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Her job is Member of Parliament for wherever.
In addition she took on other responsibilities which she has now chosen not to do
She still has her job.
how could she be sacked she is an MP not an employee, the only people who can sack her are her constituants, which would mean a bi election.

she apologised, which is more than you can say for Cummings, so not sure what you point is
 

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how could she be sacked she is an MP not an employee, the only people who cab sack her are her constituants, which would mean a bi election.

she apologised, which is more than you can say for Cummings, so not sure what you point is
The point is half the country is baying for Cummings to get sacked - by the way I'm on their side.
If he were sacked then he would not continue in a role, I presume, within the Civil Service. He would not have a job
But, it seems, you can resign as a Whip when you've been caught breaching lockdown but still keep your job which, in this case, is a Member of Parliament. So she still has her job.
 

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The point is half the country is baying for Cummings to get sacked - by the way I'm on their side.
If he were sacked then he would not continue in a role, I presume, within the Civil Service. He would not have a job
But, it seems, you can resign as a Whip when you've been caught breaching lockdown but still keep your job which, in this case, is a Member of Parliament. So she still has her job.
i don't know if you missed it but DC hasn't been sacked, resigned or even apologised.
plus its different rules for MPs, for instance when Boris was sacked from his shadow Cab position back in 2004, but was still an MP, Gavin Williamson, aslo sacked from his Job as Defence Minister... still and MP.. Preti Patel forced to res.... from her last job... get the picture now;)
 
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The point is half the country is baying for Cummings to get sacked - by the way I'm on their side.
If he were sacked then he would not continue in a role, I presume, within the Civil Service. He would not have a job
But, it seems, you can resign as a Whip when you've been caught breaching lockdown but still keep your job which, in this case, is a Member of Parliament. So she still has her job.
Or you can be caught breaching the lockdown, argue you never (as every other MP caught has done) keep being an MP, keep the extra positions and hope your constituents don’t punish you at the next GE.

As MP’s haven’t been sacked, I stand by my previous post that any of them who believed the lockdown didn’t apply to them and were caught, should of been reprimanded and fined (Donated to NHS Charities) by their Party.
 

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Hey, it's personal opinion and neither is probably going to happen....
So it is one rule for MPs and another for us then...(y)
Neither of the two govt health advisors, English and Scottish, lost their jobs. The list keeps expanding.

If Cummings, I assume this is who we are keeping coming back to, was fully removed, he could just stay in the background, he would not be on his uppers. The money he could make as a speaker, advisor for hire, election winning specialist, the inevitable book etc will dwarf what he makes now. I would not be shedding tears for him, he will be okay.
 

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Neither of the two govt health advisors, English and Scottish, lost their jobs. The list keeps expanding.

If Cummings, I assume this is who we are keeping coming back to, was fully removed, he could just stay in the background, he would not be on his uppers. The money he could make as a speaker, advisor for hire, election winning specialist, the inevitable book etc will dwarf what he makes now. I would not be shedding tears for him, he will be okay.
I think you have Johnson's future plan muddled up with Johnson.
I remember when Johnson got elected my daughter said, he won't last long, he does not want the job just the title of 'Former British PM' to trade on for the rest of his life.
 

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Given that the people at the back have had different groups in their conservatory nearly every day for month and the couple across the road have had their son and his family staying for the last couple of nights , I guess that lockdown doesn't mean much to many people.
 

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Given that the people at the back have had different groups in their conservatory nearly every day for month and the couple across the road have had their son and his family staying for the last couple of nights , I guess that lockdown doesn't mean much to many people.
I’ll say it again - REPORT THEM.
 

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I’ll say it again - REPORT THEM.
I'm not bothered if they want to take a chance on being infected or passing on any infection to their 'friends'.
I know my household and my dispersed family take great care. They are my primary concern.

But I understood the police in effect could take no action as they cannot go on private property if a crime has not been committed but only a regulation breached.
 
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