Dominic Cummings’ firing of Sonia Khan (August 30) raises various questions.

How can he fire someone who doesn’t work for him? Did Ms Khan’s job specification forbid her from maintaining a cross-section of views? How can he enlist the police — in a civil/employment matter — to escort Ms Khan from the premises? And why doesn’t Sajid Javid just continue employing Ms Khan, and ignore Mr Cummings’ invalid action?

Presumably sloppy employment practices prevent this situation going to a tribunal, where Mr Cummings’ high-handed actions would be condemned and damages awarded. One rule for them and another for us!

Paul Weiner
London NW5, UK

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