If BBC management were in any doubt about the wisdom of continuing to employ their ace political interviewer Andrew Neil well beyond his 70th birthday, that doubt has been well and truly dispelled by The Great Man himself in an outburst of shameless pro-Tory partisanship - with a potential side order of outside interest promotion. The subject, as so often at the moment, concerns chief Downing Street polecat Dominic Cummings.has indeed posted a follow-up, and yes, it buries Brillo good and proper. The paper has two anonymous SAGE attendees who made comments such as “He was not just an observer, he’s listed as an active participant … He was engaging in conversation and not sitting silently … When you get to discussing where advice might be going, there have been occasions where they have been involved, and a couple of times I’ve thought: that’s not what we are supposed to be doing”.
That bell shouldn’t just be ringing in Andrew Neil’s ear. It should be deafening him.