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What Dominic Cummings should have done

Either Cummings or No 10 is guilty of gross misjudgment

By Jill Rutter  

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior aid Dominic Cummings leaves his north London home, as lockdown questions continue to bombard the Government with the Prime Minister facing pressure to sack his closest aide after it emerged that he travelled to his parents' home despite coronavirus-related restrictions. Photo: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/PA Images

Dominic Cummings is supposed to be the smartest political operator in town.

So when he decided that the only way he and his ailing wife could care for their child was to drive cross-country, safari-style, while going down with Covid-19, he must have known that this had the potential to be a story. After all, the one memorable message the government was drilling into us was to “Stay at Home”—and any news involving…

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