Since then, Conservative ministers and MPs have fallen over themselves to defend the government’s record, claiming their handling of the crisis has been impeccable and that they have been too busy “saving lives” – in the words of Matt Hancock – to pay attention to Cummings’ claims.
Dorries has been no different, except well, she was so eager to praise her Tory friends she clicked send on this tweet before giving it a once over and scored a complete own goal:
As for Cummings, he doesn’t think he is that clever. While giving evidence, he frequently expressed shock at having being so powerful in government and said he tried to recruit people cleverer than him to make his role redundant.
And in case you needed further reason as to why Dorries should lock herself out of Twitter and throw away her password, allow us to remind you of a time earlier this month when Dorries embarked on a spot of campaigning for her party in the Hartlepool by-election. What did she do wrong? She claimed that Boris Johnson had created 180,000 jobs in the region despite it having a population closer to 94,000.
She also spelled Hartlepool incorrectly and failed to mention the high rates of unemployment in Hartlepool, triggering a social media pile on. Oops.