From rose garden to ridicule: how a week of disaster for Tories and Dominic Cummings unfolded
Boris Johnson said it was time to move on – but the public, the press and scores of his own MPs didn’t agree
As she looked out of her kitchen window towards a farm in the distance owned by Dominic Cummings’ parents, an elderly woman described her reaction on Friday to the story that had caused shock not just in rural County Durham, but across the whole country.
“I have isolated for 10 weeks. I have not seen my children since before Christmas,” said the woman, who asked not to be named. She lives in a pretty village across the valley, with a pond and village green, where life normally passes quietly by with few disturbances.