I think he will survive. A lot of political capital has been spent on him, but who knows. The papers did a 1 - 2 on him, land a punch, get a reaction then land a second punch with the extra trips. The emotions are a bit different in the UK though where so many have died. He's Boris Johnson's special adviser, not an MP, he sat in on the various science meetings and intimate lots of people. He has a lot of enemies.