Cummings will offer an apology for this panicked reaction to his wife becoming ill with Covid-19 symptoms and say he now realises his actions were not within the spirit of the rules announced by the Government.
It will be a continuation of what Boris said yesterday and with no offer of resignation.
And then Boris at 5pm will reinforce the Government rules as they stand on Social Distancing.
Or Cummings will resign as the worry is that the Tory party will start looking more closely at whether Boris is really up to the job.
Real shame that politics has become involved, when the subject is so serious. It is not just the deaths due to the virus, but many businesses will shut for good and some people will be unemployed for a long period. And every time there is a recession, there are awful consequences.
Cummings is going to speak at 4pm today, ahead of the daily press conference. Several commentators have said this is against the government code for Spads.
I don't foresee any kind of apology or humility.
Exactly why the other folk resigned.
Not even because they seriously breached the rules like Rasputin,
but that ANY infringement by those in power undermines whole process then, now and going forward
As is happening with every hour this goes on.
He should have 'resigned' or been sacked back in April when Johnsons office were first asked about it. Not allowed to carry on in his job or his (alleged) breaches.