On his role in the spread of the Delta variant, press freedom and the G7 spa weekend … the PM was bluster as usual
Tell us something we didn’t know. One of the comforts – or disappointments, according to your taste – of Dominic Cummings’ 7,000-word blog, published online shortly before prime minister’s questions, is finding that everybody behaved exactly as you would expect.
So when we learn that Boris Johnson thought Matt Hancock was “totally fucking hopeless” in the early months of the pandemic, that the government was too slow to lockdown and that Johnson himself was useless at chairing meetings, preferring instead to avoid all confrontation before leaving the room singing Rule, Britannia!, it hardly comes as any great shock. Good though the detail may be.