LUKE MARSDEN: Would it have killed Cummings to apologise?

I hadn’t originally intended to write what I’m about to share with you.
Dominic Cummings faces another media scrum outside his homeDominic Cummings faces another media scrum outside his home
Dominic Cummings faces another media scrum outside his home

I did intend to pen this week’s column on how my Facebook page was hacked and deleted last month and how I’ve had to start from scratch asking people to like it.

Asking people to like a Facebook page isn’t that big of a deal, right?

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One person took more time to message me and say “I was asking too much” than it would’ve taken to actually like the new page. I’m not asking for a new kidney.

This isn’t about Facebook poking and liking. This week we’ve heard more about a castle in England than we probably heard through history lessons in high school.

Now I’ve actually been to Durham around 15 years ago on a family trip to visit my parent’s friends, we didn’t stop off at Barnard Castle and as far as I can recall my dad’s eyesight was fine enough to drive back to Wigan.

I’ve read a lot (both on and off Facebook!) on people’s thoughts on if Dominic Cummings made the right or wrong decision.

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I’ve shared extensively with you over the past two months just how much I’ve obeyed the lockdown rules and the furthest I’ve driven is just to big Tesco at Central Park Way. But I don’t have children so it would be hard for me to completely relate. That said, when I last went to Specsavers I can’t recall them telling me to drive to Manchester to test my vision.

Would it have killed him just to have said sorry?

If he had just come out and said “yeah we needed a little break I had Covid-19 so we stopped off for 15 mins and took in the view.”

That would’ve been enough but just like the guy who wouldn’t like my Facebook page, doing the right thing isn’t always in people’s nature...

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