I disagree, Steve Baker (the self proclaimed hard man of Brexit) has been calling for DC to go, along with other members of the 1922 Committee. The Daily Mail, that Europhile totem of the left are doing the same. Brexit is a convenient excuse trotted out to each time an uncomfortable truth is being ignored.
Cummings, like many top officials, is under 24/7 surveillance and I suspect his whereabouts have been known for some time, the releasing of the story is all about pressuring Boris to ease lockdown more quickly. Itís well known thereís a schism within the Tory party over this and they are a party well versed in using long knives to settle differences. There may be elements of bandwagoning from some on the left, but this is about a power struggle within the Tory party, only a certain type would fall for the Brexit line, which is a classic Cummings lie, served up with a big heap of Ďwhataboutismí
People think Dominic Cummings, an unelected official, should resign. Fair enough, thatís their view. I happen to agree. But then surely Robert Jenrick, Tory MP, should have resigned. Tahir Ali, Labour MP, should have resigned. Stephen Kinnock, Labour MP, certainly should have resigned for driving 150 miles to take his Dad a birthday cake.
I donít recall a media tsunami over these elected representatives going against government advice. As yet, Starmer has not withdrawn the whip from Ali or Kinnock.
Yet a leftist mob, shouting about death, can set up a huge video screen blasting out stuff about Covid outside the home of a four-year-old autistic boy. A scrum of journalists and photographers can pursue Cummings, not one of them observing social distancing. It just stinks of hypocrisy, based on partisan politics.
Lloyd George declared that to win the First World War we had to knock out Germanyís props. The media are presently attempting to knock out one of Johnsonís props.
The song remains the same: destroy Johnson and you destroy Brexit. After the end of next month it will not be possible to extend the transition period. That means a no-deal Brexit. Could that be it?
The present storm in a teacup is wholly political. It is entirely about Brexit. I wish people would have the honesty to say so.