This intriguing story is about Dominic Cummings “spare cottage” on his father’s estate in Co Durham.In his press conference last week from the Rose Garden in No.10 Downing Street
He refers to it at about 5.06 and later describes it as “a concrete bunker”.
The article below was written by Scottish Highlander Alex Tiffin,
editor of Black Isle Media.
You might wonder if it is a hoax. But why would Alex Tiffen make all this up?
He himself states “I have put a lot of effort into researching this and I’m confident of the facts“.
He has already written to Durham County Council’s planning department to report his findings.
You might be shocked at this report . Though maybe not surprised, given what transpired last week. In any case it prompts a lot of questions
Is the property Dominic Cummings stayed in in Durham, which he jointly owns,his second home?
Remember: Lockdown regulations expressly forbade travel to second homes
Does it have planning permission?
Is it registered for Council Tax?
Is it really an enclosed swimming pool?
If so, where did Mr Cummings and his family stay?
Ill with Covid-19, did they actually stay with his elderly parents?
Why did he refer to the building as “a spare cottage”?
Given its size, would anyone describe that green-roofed building as a “spare cottage”?
Was it funded fully or partly by a government grant? Maybe even an EU grant?
August 2019: The Observer reported that Mr Cummings was “co-owner of a farm that has received €250,000 (£235,000) in EU farming subsidies, roughly €20,000 a year for most of the last two decades.”
Does this story provide more evidence that Mr Cummings is convinced he is above the law? That the laws and rules we all have to abide by just do not apply to him?
Mr Tiffin the author wrote “I enclose all the evidence so as to allow people to make an informed decision”.
So read, or listen to, the piece and make up your own mind!
June 2nd 2020: UPDATE!!! Durham County Council planners are investigating allegations that the property where Dominic Cummings stayed during his lockdown trip to County Durham does not have the correct planning permission. A spokesperson for Durham County Council confirmed it is investigating after receiving several complaints.