Look back in anger – and forward with better policies.
The former adviser’s seven-hour evidence session is full of strong lines to follow when the public inquiry into the pandemic response gets underway.
Why do groups of knowledgable people sometimes all make the same flawed decisions?
He can’t pull the trigger now he has been ousted from his job at Number 10 – but he can help direct the gun.
A lie is halfway around the world before the truth gets its trousers on.
The idea that Boris Johnson was under some kind of spell during the Cummings era is a convenient one for him.
Politics cannot be separated from emotion, as the past few months have clearly shown.
Chief adviser Dominic Cummings doesn’t have much time for the civil service, preferring political appointees instead.
The government’s decision to televise daily briefings from Downing Street may not be as much of a commitment to transparency as it’s claimed to be.
Telling the public lockdown rules are just good common sense is irresponsible.
There’s an important difference between responses before and after people learned the prime minister’s chief adviser was not following the rules.
The Prime Minister is banking on people forgetting about his latest scandal by the time the election rolls around. But a far more serious threat lies ahead.
The lack of remorse from either the prime minister or his adviser could be their undoing.
COVID-19 ‘news fatigue’ had set in with the UK public, but then the prime minister’s chief advisor changed all that.
The prime minister’s adviser claims to have warned about coronavirus pandemics last year. The internet nerds say otherwise.
Power itself is not a threat to our freedom. But arbitrary power is.
Do people at the top think there is one rule for them and one rule for others? Bluntly, yes, they do.
The notion of SAGE being independent appears nowhere in its 64 pages of guidelines. But the case for more transparency is obvious.
Dominic Cummings should read up on a deeply flawed experiment from the 1940s before he reads through those job applications.
The Sabisky affair should not be seen as a random event: the real battle lies ahead.