ONE rule for Dominic Cummings, someone whose family is privileged, wealthy and exempt from responsibility.

I was amazed by the unbelievable ignorance of this man. He didn’t seek any child care in London before leaving the capital to travel 270 miles to Durham with his wife and child.

He didn’t inform anyone else of his intentions. Not one single apology to the press, to the people. Not one single apology.

Any half decent human being would have apologised or even mentioned contemplated resigning his or her post but not Dominic Cummings.

Think of all those people who have sacrificed staying at home during the lockdown. Cancer victims who have gone without receiving badly needed treatment. NHS doctors, nurses, general practitioners, bus drivers and all the other workers who risk their lives on a daily basis providing a vital service.

Thirty six thousand people have died of Covid-19. Many thousands more unaccounted for.

Hundreds of NHS workers and bus drivers have died because of this deadly disease.

Many families out there haven’t been able to say goodbye to loved ones who have sadly passed away during this lockdown.

What sort of an example is this man setting for all of us.

It’s a huge kick in the teeth for all those who have followed strict rules and regulations set out by the government.

What was the government slogan – “Stay At Home’’. It’s hypocritical.

I feel so sorry for all those who have lost loved ones during this unfortunate time.

What little respect I had for the man before has gone. Will Dominic Cummings resign? I seriously doubt it.

A test drive to Barney because of poor eyesight on his wife’s birthday. What a coincidence!

They mention “Dominic Cummings was ‘ere in Barnard Castle – should’ve gone to Specsavers” and rightly so, especially when he and his wife were still recovering from symptoms of Covid-19.

What an idiot.

Alistair Rutter, Bishop Auckland.