Dominic Cummings was silenced during a Commons committee into the coronavirus pandemic when he was asked why he came forward and gave evidence. The former chief aide to Boris Johnson took aim at senior politicians as he claimed that he and the Prime Minister fundamentally could not agree about Covid. SNP’s Carol Monaghan asked: “What was the final straw that has prompted you to give evidence as you are today? Some would say that for a government advisor that discretion is important but you’ve disclosed everything today, what has prompted that?”
Mr Cummings said: “I think the scale of the disaster is so big that people can’t wait, people need to understand that the government failed them when they needed it.
“People need to understand that now.”
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