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Piers Morgan, 55, lost his cool with Home Secretary Priti Patel, after she spoke to Sky News about the detrimental affects of people gathering for protests in London amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Ms Patel urged the nation not to join the movement in order to prevent a second wave of the deadly illness.
You supported Cummings when he broke the rules & risked public health, so why should the protestors listen to a word you say? Pipe down
Protests have broken out all over the world in honour of George Floyd, who was killed by US police officers last month.
The horrific incident prompted worldwide retaliation to law enforcement, where people took to the streets to promote the Black Lives Matter movement as we continue to strive for race equality and an end to police brutality.
But while many people are using their voices for good, there have been concerns among others that the mass gatherings will allow coronavirus to continue to spread as people get within close proximity of each other.
The Home Secretary was apart of those worried about a second wave of the dreaded virus, as lockdown measures have been relaxed.
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In a video that Sky News posted to their official Twitter account, Ms Patel urged people not to join the protests in London because “we must put public health first at this particular time”.
While she understood that people wanted to join the protests, she said: “To those who want to protest, please don’t,” due to the regulations the UK government have set out for COVID-19.
Her comments angered many who believed she was wrong to discourage people to join such an important moment in history and were quick to brand her a hypocrite.
A sentiment Piers also appeared to agree with.
Responding to the video, he noted how she had supported the Prime Minister’s aide Dominic Cummings, when news broke that he had allegedly broken lockdown rules.
He wrote: “You supported Cummings when he broke the rules & risked public health, so why should the protestors listen to a word you say?”
Clearly peeved at her remarks, he added: “Pipe down.”
Mr Cummings is currently under investigation by Durham police over his actions after he and his wife made the long trip up north to Durham earlier this year, when they fell ill with suspected COVID-19, despite the stark rules to stay at home.
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He said he did so under the pretence that his son would need caring for if he and his wife became too ill to do so, and that’s why they headed nearer to family.
Days later, once they were feeling better, he was then seen visiting Barnard Castle, about 25 miles from his parents’ home in Durham, with both his wife and child.
He explained his reason behind this was to “test his vision” was fine before making the long drive back to London, as he said he’d been having problems with his sight.
In a recent statement, the advisor insisted he did not break the law, saying: “I believe that in all the circumstances I behaved reasonably and legally, balancing the safety of my family and the extreme situation in Number 10.”
He continued to say “I don’t regret what I did” and added that “the rules make clear that if you are dealing with small children that can be exceptional circumstances and the situation I was in was exceptional circumstances”.
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As this debacle remains one of the top stories in the mainstream media, many have shared their thoughts on his actions.
Piers also slammed Boris Johnson’s advisor, saying on Good Morning Britain: “Lets call it what it is, Dominic Cummings is a liar.
“We know it, everybody knows it. He broke every rule there is to break.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am.
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