I know from my email inbox that there is huge frustration about Dominic Cummings’ behaviour and the Prime Minister’s failure to address the questions raised. I think it’s completely understandable that people are angry and I am collating comments from constituents and sending them directly to the Prime Minister.
Over the last two months millions of people across the UK – including hundreds of constituents in Newport East who’ve been in touch with my office, many having been in tragic circumstances – have had to make incredibly difficult choices involving loved ones. Keir Starmer is absolutely right in saying that it creates the impression there is one rule for the Prime Minister’s unelected closest adviser and another for the general public.
The whole issue raises serious questions about both the Prime Minister’s judgement and priorities. I fully support Labour’s call for the Cabinet Secretary to launch an urgent inquiry.