Cummings is only giving the tabloid press what they want, and that is the ability to paint Symonds as Lady Macbeth.
The truly “crackers” thing about this story is not Carrie Symonds. It is that the rank misogyny displayed by Cummings this week is apparently so normal that it has passed us by almost completely unchecked. Indeed, listening to his testimony, it struck me that what the Government has needed in the last year or so is more people like the Prime Minister’s fiancée and fewer like the Prime Minister’s former friend. Let’s hope that this is the last we have heard of him, for some time at least.
Misogyny, misandry, neither is quite right. Misshaggry?
The question being why does someone gain political power merely because they’re shagging someone?
Does Carrie have political power, influence? Yep. Does she have it in her own right, as a politician? Nope.
So, why’s she got it?
Yes, the same point can and should be made about Norma, Dennis, Cherie and the rest.