It does feel like a turning point though. When the story first came out I thought it'd be nothing, but the way it's been handled has made its consequences far worse. It has angered a lot of people and even many well outside the political bubble are aware of it.Told you: Claim he was mislead, sack a few underlings, maybe a toothless enquiry, vaccine roll out. Captain Hindsight. levelling up, peoples priorities, wibble
Playing politics seems to be the line. Floundering.
Next Thursday will be interesting - the by-election in North Shropshire is looking fairly competitive between the Conservatives and Lib Dems. If there's a lot of disillusionment with the government, then I imagine a lot of Tory voters will just abstain - possibly enough to lose them the seat.
If any restrictions come in, then some voters will also move towards the Reform Party - perhaps only 5% or so, but enough to make a Tory defence even harder.