He drove to Barnard Castle
That's illegal. He admitted the act, Durham police have confirmed that had they caught him at the time he would have been sent home and/or fined.
Furthermore he says that he did it while unsure whether he was fit to drive.
That is also illegal. Haven't looked up the punishment but it's rather greater than the fine for breaking lockdown. Odd thing to admit to.
He also lied to ministers and/or told ministers to knowingly lie to the public, accused Durham police of lying (or decided his own father isn't family?). On top of that he told further lies to the country while trying to explain his previous actions, this time purely to stoke his ego.
In unrelated news, the Government then suddenly announces a whole load of lockdown rule and guideline relaxations, starting simultaneously, despite the previous announcement that nothing would change until Level 3 (we are still 4) and the fact that SAGE explicitly advised against this.
The most ridiculous part is that if he'd just admitted it, paid the £60 fine and apologised, then the whole thing would indeed be long over.
The man has an ego the size of a planet and is incapable of accepting he could ever make a mistake. How many more must die to save Cummings career?
So no, the public will not forget.