Breathless PM can’t even convince the nation that he believes his feeble excuses
Boris Johnson has defended his chief adviser Dominic Cummings at his unscheduled appearance at this evening’s press briefing – but the out of breath Johnson couldn’t even manage to sound like he himself believed the feeble excuses he was peddling:
Let’s be clear:
- Cummings did not and could not know that he and his wife were ‘about to be incapacitated’ when the virus leaves the vast majority of those it infects with mild to zero symptoms
- Cummings did not have ‘no alternative’ – he reportedly has a sister who lives in London and an assistant who lives just a few streets away from his home
- not by even the most blind Tory fan could claim travelling 260 miles was done ‘with the overwhelming aim of stopping the spread of the virus’ – even if they were foolish enough to buy Johnson’s spiel about acting ‘responsibly, legally and with integrity’
Johnson could scarcely have sounds more unconvincing – but he did sound convincingly like he knew he was pushing feeble nonsense.
Cummings must go – and Johnson’s lack of spine in doing so decisively even after police turned up at Cummings’s London home has exposed his lack of substance and integrity more than ever.
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