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Ian Blackford blasted by BBC for calling on Cummings to be sacked despite his 600-mile trip

by LLB Politics Reporter
1st Jun 20 3:46 pm

Ian Blackford SNP MP for Westminster has been blasted by the BBC’s Naga Munchetty, after he has called for Dominic Cummings to be sacked.

Blackford isolated himself after driving 600-miles from London to the Isle of Skye three days after lockdown was introduced.

This pushed him into the spotlight after the Dominic Cummings row, and has been called a “hypocrite” for travelling 600-miles during the coronavirus lockdown from his London home to his home in the Isle of Skye.

The Westminster SNP leader called for Cummings to resign after he visited Durham and then Barnard Castle during the lockdown, but yet Blackford returned to Skye on 26 March, three days after the UK were told to “stay at home and save lives.”

Blackford told Munchetty.  “I think a lot of people will be saying how is it that the Prime Minister’s chief adviser has been able to behave this way and getting away from it?

“Let’s not forget that there have been other senior figures through this whole saga that when they broke the rules had to go.

“Neil Ferguson had to go, Catherine Calderwood, the chief medical officer in Scotland, had to go.”

To which the BBC host hit out at Blackford and responded with, “But those were instances of visiting a second home and a relationship by crossing households.

“This is not that.”

He replied, “No, but this is a serious breach of government guidelines.”

Blackford told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, “What I find interesting is that [according to reports] members of Downing Street knew about this so, first and foremost, Boris Johnson has serious questions to answer over what now appears to be a cover-up.

“The Prime Minister must explain exactly when he knew about the breaking of the rules, whether he sanctioned it, why Cummings wasn’t sacked immediately and why it appears that he tried to cover it up, not telling the public until the newspaper(s) broke the story, eight weeks later, last night.”

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