The nasal guffaw at the end is quite something. Mark Francois tells Sir Nick Carter, chief of the Defence Staff, "Cummings is going to come down there and sort you out his own way, and you won’t like it" however this appears unlikely as we understand that General Sir Nick Carter is not based in Durham or in Barnard Castle.
After railing about supposed ‘elites’ during the Brexit campaign it’s been interesting to watch Dominic Cummings first scuttle off to Durham to hide out in one his father’s spare houses (taking walks in father’s private forest of course)... but this clip from a TV show which aired... listen to his aristocratic father-in-law talk about eugenics in such a matter of fact way is truly next level.
At the beginning of the BBC Two programme, Maitlis said the country was "shocked" that the government could not see that Boris Johnson's aide had broken the rules by travelling from London to County Durham during the coronavirus lockdown. She said the "public mood" was "one of fury, contempt and anguish", and that Mr Cummings had made people who struggled to keep to the government's rules "feel like fools". She continued: "The prime minister knows all this. But despite the resignation of one minister, growing unease from his backbenchers, a dramatic early warning from the polls and a deep national disquiet, Boris Johnson has chosen to ignore it. "Tonight we consider what this blind loyalty tells us about the workings of Number 10."