Below is the text of the comments made by Theresa May, the Conservative MP for Maidenhead, on 29 May 2020.
The Prime Minister and Dominic Cummings have both made statements about Mr Cummings’ actions.
What this matter has shown is that there was a discrepancy between the simple messages given by the Government and the details of the legislation passed by Parliament.
In these circumstances I do not feel that Mr Cummings followed the spirit of the guidance.
I can well understand the anger of those who have been abiding by the spirit of the guidance given by the Government and expect others to do so.