I remember reading a blog post he wrote, nearly a decade ago, when he was the spad for Michael Gove at Education. He gave a very well-argued description of the myths and realities of senior civil servants, particularly when it came to the incompetent ones, that made me pause and think "this guy's got a point".He's probably everything you and the Leftist* Press say he is, but he is effective. I loathe the brute, but I loathe the role he has in the system, rather than the man.
Now, he may have been pigged off because a Civil Servant told him that his Really Good Idea was actually a bit sh!t once you looked past the headline; but I suspect that he actually had a point. Regardless, the bloke was bright, articulate, and willing to put his head above the parapet.
Since then, of course, he's done all sorts of stuff that I disagree with politically. That, I can cope with - it's called democracy. I can even understand him thinking "if me and the wife both go down, the toddler's a bit stuffed" and heading north. It's within the letter, if not the spirit of the guidelines (and he's even persuaded the Attorney-General to back him up on Twitter, so well done him). But if it turns out he did take a second trip north? Nope, sorry, it proves that he's an utter hypocrite.
I don't think he'll resign; and I don't think he'll be sacked (he knows where the bodies are buried). Instead, how about a whole new story to push him off the front page? An actual MP or three flouting lockdown, or a juicy story about immigrants?