Dominic Cummings, the former adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, testifies before the House of Commons select committees. Photo: DPA Dominic Cummings, the former adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, testifies before the House of Commons select committees. Photo: DPA
Dominic Cummings, the former adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, testifies before the House of Commons select committees. Photo: DPA
Bhavan Jaipragas
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Indian democracy can learn from Cummings’ dissection of Britain’s Covid-19 failings

  • Rockets from the former special adviser to British PM Boris Johnson included that his old boss was ‘unfit for the job’ and that Health Secretary Matt Hancock repeatedly lied to the public
  • This grilling helped the public understand what went wrong in the early days of the pandemic – meaning they can hold their government to account now, rather than wait till the crisis has passed

Dominic Cummings, the former adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, testifies before the House of Commons select committees. Photo: DPA Dominic Cummings, the former adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, testifies before the House of Commons select committees. Photo: DPA
Dominic Cummings, the former adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, testifies before the House of Commons select committees. Photo: DPA
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.