A man with a grudge
“Sacked man complains that his boss was a wrong ’un.” Put like that, the Dominic Cummings saga seems pretty unremarkable, says Stephen Bush in the I newspaper. But while it’s easy to caricature Boris Johnson’s former top adviser as – in the words of one Tory MP – “a git with a grudge”, we should take his testimony to MPs on Wednesday seriously. Sure, we knew most of it already, in particular that the government should have locked down earlier. But the PM and his ministers have repeatedly shown that they’re keener to focus on vaccination success than to learn, or even examine, the lessons of last year. Given the depressing likelihood of more pandemics in the future, Cummings’s points “are very much worth answering”.