A prominent member of the 1922 Committee composed of Conservative backbench MPs has called for Dominic Cummings “to go”.
Steve Baker, the MP for Wycombe and former Brexit minister, tweeted: “It is intolerable that Boris’ government is losing so much political capital.
Three changes are immediately required:
Govt needs competitive expert advice
Govt must insist on high software engineering standards
Dominic Cummings must go”
In The Critic magazine, Baker called Cummings “brilliant” but wrote that allegations of a further breach of lockdown in the Sunday papers were a “disaster” and that he had clearly broke guidance which kept parents at home.
He added: “Dominic Cummings must go before he does any more harm to the UK, the Government, the Prime Minister, our institutions or the Conservative Party. It is time for Dom to resign so Boris can govern within the conventions and norms which will see us through.”