“He (Cummings) cannot stay,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed cabinet minister as saying. “There has to be some contrition from Boris too or he will spend the next ten weeks having to answer questions about it all.”
“This is not a bubble story. Real people are furious, because they have been doing the right thing and isolating,” the minister said.
A second unnamed minister cited by the newspaper said that retaining the adviser was “increasingly” looking as a “sign of weakness”.