Police forces across the UK have admitted defeat in trying to enforce the governments lockdown as they are getting a big push back from the public.
The police have said many people have now lost trust in the government, especially over the Dominic Cummings row as he flouted the lockdown rules.
This could get more worse as Durham Police today confirmed that Cummings did make a “minor breach,” but no further action will be taken.
The Times reported people have told police: “If it is okay for Cummings, it is okay for us.”
John Apter, chairman of the Police Federation said, “Police officers will continue to do their best, but their work must be based on crystal clear guidance, not loose rules that are left open to interpretation – because that will be grossly unfair on officers whose job is already challenging.”
David Jamieson, the West Midlands police and crime commissioner told the BBC, “What the police are now saying to me is they are getting quite a push back, not just from some of the younger people who previously where saying why can’t I play football, why can’t I go out in the streets?
“They’re getting push backs from other generations of people as well.
“Now that is a bad sign, showing that confidence in the rules, confidence in government and thereby the police’s ability to enforce it has been undermined very much in the last few days.”
There has been a UK-wide backlash over his actions as millions of people who were in similar circumstances stayed at home.
A lawyer has warned that there could now be endless debates in courts across the UK with members of the public using the “Cummings Defence.”