‘Why are they above the law?’ Ex England footballer Tweets out message stuck on York Conservative HQ

25 May 2020 @ 2.38 pm
| Politics

Someone has taken their anger over the behaviour of Dominic Cummings to the Conservative Party HQ in York.

They have taped a home-made poster to the window of the building, on the corner of Ash Street and Poppleton Road, with the message: ‘Why are *they* above the law?’

It has pictures of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his chief aide Dominic Cummings.

The Conservative HQ on Ash Street

Mr Cummings has faced a chorus of calls for him to be sacked over allegations he breached coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

York Outer MP Julian Sturdy is one of 18 Conservative MPs who have said that the advisor’s position in now untenable.

Aniela Wenham posted the pictures on Twitter after walking past the poster with her son:

Former Liverpool and England footballer Stan Collymore, a vociferous critic of Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings, also tweeted a picture of the HQ:

Matt Freckelton, chairman of York Conservatives, said: “Our MP Julian Sturdy has already made clear his views on the untenable position of Dominic Cummings. In doing so we believe he is accurately representing most residents’ views.

“The notice on our office is bullying vandalism and it is regrettable that media outlets publicise it; it is such normalisation of this behaviour that has in the past seen bricks thrown through the window.”

Dominic Cummings is due to make a statement about his lockdown journeys this afternoon (Monday, 25 May).