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That confirms it—Cummings thinks he is above the lockdown measures

The strategist was arrogant enough to lash out at others but the central facts of his case are damning

By Rachel Sylvester  

Cummings in the rose garden Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

It was the American businesswoman Leona Helmsley who famously said: “only the little people pay taxes.” And the problem with the Dominic Cummings story is that it gives the impression that he and Boris Johnson think that “only the little people obey the rules.”

If anything this was compounded by the No 10 strategist’s car crash press conference in the Downing Street rose garden (a place usually reserved for prime ministers, not their advisers). There…

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