Boris Johnson takes a big risk in tying himself to Dominic Cummings

The Prime Minister is betting hard that the public's anger will fade to nothing.

Boris Johnson has made one of the boldest calls of his political career: announcing that he will stand by his chief strategist, Dominic Cummings. Though the Prime Minister did not deny that Cummings had made a 250-mile trip from London to Durham while his wife was experiencing the symptoms of Covid-19, or that he had travelled to the nearby town of Barnard Castle while he was there, he said that Cummings had acted as any responsible father would.

The government has opted to avoid...
source: New Statesman

2020-05-25 09:50
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