‘Thousands dash for eye tests’ – Barnard Castle in spotlight again as Londoners flee city

Barnard Castle was the subject of dialog with social media customers again as hundreds of Londoners fled the city forward of Tier 4 restrictions.

Images on social media confirmed London’s St Pancras station packed on Saturday night time after Boris Johnson imposed the hardest restrictions on the realm on account of a brand new pressure of coronavirus.

Tongue-in-cheek social media customers had been fast to ask in the event that they had been heading to Barnard Castle, which was the placement of Dominic Cummings’ eye check journey throughout the first lockdown.

One particular person mentioned: “Barnard Castle continues to be fantastic. Until individuals from London begin to journey there to go to the native Specsavers and have a drive to check their eyesight”, whereas one other wrote: “We’re all going to Barnard Castle Christmas Day to get our eyes examined.”

Another mentioned: “So the one locations nonetheless in Tier 1 are the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and Barnard Castle.”

And one particular person mentioned: “Thousands dash to Barnard Castle for their pre-Christmas eye checks. Government mentioned they’ll do nothing to cease them as it is allowed, throughout the present steerage.”

Sussex Friendly Cricket Podcast wrote: “All aboard the practice to Barnard Castle…the place’s Cummings? Hiding in the bathroom?”

Matt Hancock additionally got here below hearth after branding the behaviour of individuals leaving London earlier than Tier 4 restrictions started at midnight as “completely irresponsible”.

One particular person mentioned: “Yet Matt Hancock publicly defended Cummings’ journey to Durham and Barnard Castle.”

Another mentioned: “Hancock wasn’t that fervent when in nationwide lockdown, some particular person took his household to Barnard Castle?”

Another mentioned: “Barnard Castle and Cummings not being handled continues to be very a lot an issue. He’s gone however not forgotten.”

“What for those who’re simply “appearing as a accountable father” and driving to your loved ones in Durham after which on to Barnard Castle for somewhat cheeky eye check? That’ll be okay, proper?” one consumer requested.

And one other added: “The new guidelines presumably will not be enforced for these travelling from London to Barnard Castle.”


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