Can Public Commit a “Minor Breach” of the Rules Like Dominic?

Dominic Cummings’s trip to Barnard Castle “might have been a minor breach” of lockdown rules, Durham Police has concluded in its investigation. But it also said they won’t take any action against him which might send the mixed signal to the public. Dominic Cumming who took a 50-mile round trip to Barnard Castle with his wife and son to check his eyesight on his wife’s birthday claimed that he didn’t regret what he did. He clearly said he did not break any rules but Durham Police contradicts his statement saying it was a breach of regulation 6 of the Health Protection act. Here is the statement by Durham Police

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What would happen if the public commits a similar offense?

According to the Independent, At least two people who made the same kind journey from London to County Durham has been fined. If there is no “one rule of us and one rule for them” as Cummings claimed why he has not he been fined like the rest of the public. This decision might create a slippery slope If the excuse given by Commings can be taken as a reasonable excuse then anything can be considered as reasonable in comparison to that.

here are some of the reactions to this news.

People are rightfully confused by word “minor breach”