Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s most senior political adviser, was among the leading advocates for tougher fines for people breaking Covid-19 restrictions – despite infamously flouting lockdown rules during the first peak of the virus.
According to the FT, Cummings pushed for the higher fines in meetings to determine the heaviness of punishments dealt out to coronavirus lawbreakers.
“Dom wanted £10,000,” one government source told the paper. “He’s weirdly obsessed with massive fines.”
Critics of Cummings accused him of flagrant hypocrisy in pushing for tougher fines, after he drove his family 270 miles from London to Durham despite exhibiting coronavirus symptoms.
Source: The London Economic