We are finally in the endgame. The sudden departure of Dominic Cummings from Number 10 means he is surplus to requirements because the deal is done. He might have wanted to achieve more with more aggressive methods, but it's clear that the PM no longer wants to countenance the Cummings provocative modus operandi. Boris wants to get a win and move on, having (belatedly) spotted that Covid, not Brexit, is now the crucial dividing line in British politics. Cummings has turned from a Brexiteer asset to a Barnard-Castle-Covid liability, so his services were . . .
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