I can’t say I got too annoyed by either Matt Hancock’s breach of social distancing with Gina Coladangelo or Dominic Cummings’ visit to Barnard Castle.

It appears to me that Gina was already unofficially in his social bubble, so whatever harm might have arisen from it would already have happened.

Apart from the fact I think that Hancock was a poor Health Secretary, it again shows weak leadership from Boris Johnson who should have sacked them both, because he ignored a breach of the rules of social distancing, especially by Hancock who made the rules in the first place.

What has not been mentioned is that both Hancock and Coladangelo are married and having an affair, which is the modern term for adultery which tends to be acceptable terminology for their behaviour.

Of course, Johnson can’t be critical of this part of their behaviour as he has been guilty of it himself and would be accused of being out of touch with modern life as moral behaviour is now out of fashion.

Finally, if the businesspeople of Barnard Castle, really want to rubber-stamp Barnard Castle being on the map, they should invite the couple to a freebie weekend. Separate rooms, of course.

Thomas Ball, Barnard Castle.

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