The Cummings and goings of the real PM…

Posted on: 23rd May 2020

 

So how would the Conservative Government manage without Prime Minister Cummings?

This pandemic has shown the UK at its very best – magnificent frontline workers; stoical population respecting the need for lock-down and distancing; and stronger communities where kindness has overcome unkindness.

But the Conservative Government has treated it as a public relations rather than public protection challenge. (With perhaps the exception of the Chancellor) it has been inadequate in every department. They’ve ignored the warnings to prepare, been slow to act and have been shutting stable doors with declaratory targets and largely ignored the science. The virus will end up harming our population more than almost all other countries on the globe, but they’ve masked this with daily media briefings which have been treated like party political broadcasts.

It will of course be scandalous if Cummings is kept on. But how will they manage without him, pulling the strings and setting the daily message grid?
https://www.theguardian.com/…/dominic-cummings-durham-trip-…