I haven’t wanted to write about Dominic Cummings and his actions in choosing to drive 250 miles up the A1 with a small child and the symptoms of Covid-19 even in spite of all advice from his government, which he had presumably been involved in drafting, to ‘Stay at Home’, repeated over and over again in government advertising and by government ministers, most especially, for obvious reasons, the Health Minister. But there is one aspect of it which I am finding increasingly disconcerting, which is that it is being tied into issues round Brexit, the argument being that those who supported Brexit will automatically and inevitably support the actions of Cummings in his obvious distaste and disdain for the rule of law, the presumption that he can do what he wants to do irrespective of the requirements of the police and the government, the Fuck You attitude which he exhibited in his dealings with the press yesterday. I would have thought that most people in government might see that, in the long run, this attitude is unsustainable: that you cannot have a country in which the Prime Minister very publicly supports someone who followed his instincts – the instincts of a father, however understandable and however sympathetic one may feel towards those instincts – against the advice and edict of the Prime Minister himself the day before. This is not about Brexit. It is about the rule of law.