There’s an increasingly bitter struggle under way over the role and reach and priorities of the British state. Dominic Cummings, the senior aide in Number Ten, regards the civil service as a self-interested obstacle to reform. Senior civil servants and others see him as a wrecker and a hypocrite – but Dr Dominic Pimenta, an NHS cardiologist, is the only prominent figure to have actually resigned over Cummings’ violation of lockdown rules at the height of the pandemic.Join us to hear Dominic’s story and his rationale, and for a broader discussion of what Number Ten is trying to do with “the blob”.
Chair: Giles Whittell
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