Comment from Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, on actions by UK Government adviser Dominic Cummings:
“From day one the government have employed the rhetoric of war when talking about the effort needed to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. When so many people across the country have made such great sacrifices in the prosecution of that war it is unacceptable that Dominic Cummings should be behave like this and not suffer any consequences.
“Dominic Cummings’ behaviour – and the decision of the Prime Minister to support him – risks undermining public confidence in the messaging of government. It is also clearly consuming time and energy in government that could be better spent on tackling the disease.
“In all the circumstances if Dominic Cummings will not resign then the Prime Minister should dismiss him.”