“Fury, contempt and anguish” – The BBC’s Emily Maitlis opened last night’s edition of Newsnight with a searing summing up of public anger over the Dominic Cummings row.
She said the public was “shocked” that Boris Johnson was unable to see that Mr Cummings had broken the rules.
At the top of the show, Ms Maitlis said: “Dominic Cummings broke the rules, the country can see that, and it’s shocked the government cannot.
“The longer ministers and the prime minister tell us he worked with them, the more angry the response to this scandal is likely to be.
“He was the man, remember, who always got the public mood, he tagged the lazy label of ‘elite’ on those who disagreed.
“He should understand that public mood. One of fury, contempt, and anguish.”