If you looked under the bonnet of other governments would they be just as dysfunctional?

You do not have to accept all Cummings said to agree that the UK has not tackled the pandemic well – but does anyone else do government service better, asks Mary Dejevsky

Thursday 27 May 2021 21:30
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<p>Dominic Cummings revealed government failings on Wednesday in a committee confessional</p>

Dominic Cummings revealed government failings on Wednesday in a committee confessional

What a shambles. what a massive, all-round disastrous, expletives-undeleted, shambles. The recurrent theme of the seven-plus hours of testimony from the prime minister’s former chief adviser on Wednesday was that the way the UK is governed had proved totally unequal to coping with the mega-crisis of a pandemic.

“Over and over again”, said Dominic Cummings, it had been a case “very much of lions being led by donkeys.”

“When the public needed us most,” he said, “the government failed.”

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