Following the daily Covid19 briefing, in which Boris Johnson defended his advisor Dominic Cummings for travelling to his family estate after showing symptoms of the virus, the Civil Service official Twitter feed posted the following.
The tweet was quickly deleted. I can't overstate how unthinkable it is that the service should publicly criticise the government of the day.
Boris' defense of Cummings is a huge error in judgement and will destroy its credibility. I suspect it will come to light that Boris knew of his advisor's intention to travel in advance. Heads will roll over this. It remains to be seen which heads and how many.