An SNP MP just sarcastically commended Boris Johnson's bravery for sacrificing the "credibility and popularity" of his own government to protect Dominic Cummings.

Boris Johnson is facing questions over his decision to retain Cummings as his senior advisor from the Commons Liaison Committee.

Scottish Affairs Committee chair Pete Wishart addressed Johnson via video link, saying:

Can I just start by saying that I think you've actually been quite brave. Brave in the way that you've been prepared to sacrifice the credibility and popularity of your own government just to stand by your man.Β 

You've done something I've never seen done in the 20 years I've been in the House. You've somehow managed to unite a nation in condemnation and indignation over your handling of Mr Cummings.Β 

Wishart went on to quote statistics that suggest that 80 per cent of the British public think Cummings broke the rules, whilst 63 per cent believe Johnson should sack him.

But the most worrying thing, prime minister, is 65 per cent say his conduct make it less likely that the public will now follow lockdown rules. Surely no man is more important than keeping this nation safe?

Johnson responded by saying that "a lot of what was written and said over Saturday and Sunday was false".

Elsewhere, he called the scandal "political dingdong" that is "simply not correct".

Wishart perfectly encapsulated what so many of us are feeling about the scandal.

Johnson also refused to publish evidence of media falsehoods when asked to by Labour MP Meg Hillier.

He also expressed desire to "move on" from the Cummings scandal, claiming than an inquiry into the matter wouldn't be "an efficient use of time".

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