A year ago Labour were screaming for the head of Dominic Cummings. Remainers and leftists were whipping themselves up into a frenzy over his Barnard Castle jaunt (ironically the same people were quick enough to take to the streets in the name of George Floyd though). So when the sanctimonious Angela Rayner began bleating about Dom's 'serious allegations' about the government's conduct, she faced some legitimate questions about how and why his word has suddenly become the gospel.
Radio 4's Mishal Husain posed the question to Rayner twice yesterday, but didn't quite get an answer. The truth about this turnaround is quite simple - Dominic Cummings is a useful tool when he's slating the Tory government, otherwise he's the epitome of Brexit and therefore a wicked and devious individual who cannot be trusted. The Remain left want to have their cake and eat it.