Former Minister: Dominic Cummings’ relationship with Boris Johnson “fell off a cliff” policy

Dominic Cummings A former cabinet minister said his relationship with the prime minister had left Downing Street after “falling off the cliff.”

Cummings He left the position of chief advisor on Friday After a power struggle shook the Boris Johnson administration.

Former Brexit Minister David Davies said that “Cummings’ relationship with the prime minister has fallen from a precipice” and that his departure was an opportunity to reshape the government.

The senior Conservative Party member who has supported Cummings on violations of the coronavirus ban said on Saturday that he was wrong to do so.

Crispin Blunt said he shouldn’t be supporting Cummings after him Controversial excursions To Durham and Bernard Castle at the height of the first England lockdown, it was revealed by The Guardian and the Daily Mirror. Blunt said the lockdown trips were “stinky.”

Blunt was no one 45 MPs invited Cummings to go at that timeBut, speaking on Radio Times, he admitted that the assistant’s behavior had “severely undermined” the government’s message about the coronavirus.

Asked if he was right to support the counselor, Blunt said, “With the benefit of hindsight, No. However, you do have to make a call about what is perceived as fair and appropriate in the circumstances, and Boris has called about it.”

While visiting northern England, he drove Cummings with his wife and son to the picturesque town of Barnard, 30 miles from his parents’ home, which He said he was to check that his eyesight was in good condition.

Crispin said that while he felt Cummings had done “the right thing for his family,” it had eroded public confidence in the government and its messages about the Covid crisis.

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He said, “It is clear that its policies were completely hateful and once they were condemned by the people they were a very bad example and were seriously undermined, because of the great interest they had, and the confidence in government policy.”

Davis said Saturday that Johnson had been “overwhelmingly dependent” on Cummings for a long time, and called on the prime minister to “correct” the sidelining of lawmakers over the past 11 months.

“The whole position has been pushed out of Parliament, it has been sidelined, and likewise, it is said, and I’m not in a position to know that, but it is said that the cabinet has been sidelined as well,” Davis told Radio Times.

Davis said that Cummings’ decision to leave his job through the Downing Street front door, when his office was elsewhere in the building and there were several other exits, was “entirely intentional” because he wanted to leave a “picture”.

He told the BBC Breakfast: “It could have come out through the back door, which is kind of underground, invisible, or it could have come out of the entrance outside Whitehall. Outside the cabinet office – either of them was possible.

“He chose to leave that picture with a box. He could put his coffee cup or whatever else in it in his backpack, but he didn’t.”


Dominic Cummings departs 10 Downing Street amid reports of an immediate exit – video

Saturday newspapers Was overwhelmed by allegations and counterclaims about the events of the past 48 hours that led to both Cummings and the Communications Director leaving, Lee CaenTo end Vote Lea’s gang’s hold in Downing Street.

Cummings denied it was paid, and told The Telegraph that the stories Johnson held responsible for the negative briefing were “invented”.

She stated that Johnson was not happy with the media characterization of his partner, Carrie Symonds. He was “particularly disturbed by press reports that referred to Mrs. Symonds with pseudonyms including” Princess Nut Nuts “by Cummings loyalists.”

A former special adviser to Grant Shaps, the Secretary of Transportation, spoke about the coercive and thuggery nature of the Cummings and Caine operation, describing it as the “schoolboy mafia” who warned him that if leaks around travel corridors do not stop due to the Coronavirus “you will have to start shooting people.” “.

Neil Tweedy, who has not been proven responsible for any of the leaks, said of Cummings and Ken in the Daily Mail that “fear was their tool.”

“The voting mob, who were drunk over their success in the referendum and the elections,” he wrote, “believed they could not be compromised.” He recounted how Cummings, who had demanded the total loyalty of the other ministers’ special advisers, had held zoom meetings of the cocky “Spade School” to cast monologues while “sitting at the end of the cabinet table, with the Union flag wrapped behind him.”


“I think I acted reasonably”: Dominic Cummings’ full video statement

Others familiar with Downing Street’s inner workings came to defend Cummings on Saturday.

A former Downing Street adviser told The Guardian Cummings that Johnson’s departure would leave Johnson’s inability to lead exposed.

“All these are ERG imitations [European Research Group] The groups starting to emerge, Northern Research Group, Covid Research Group, are a symptom of non-existent party administration.

“The disdain of MPs does not come from Dominic Cummings, it is just a tougher version of the smiling front man. The primary disdain comes from Boris Johnson. This is not the man who works in the tearooms in the House of Commons and fraternizes with his colleagues in Parliament. This is the man who is blown away by any storm; He does not have a political compass.

Cummings was his ultimate human shield, and the leader of lightning for all hostility from Whitehall and politicians, but Johnson’s leadership is the problem. They said he didn’t like making decisions, he didn’t like to piss off people, and he hardly had any experience around the cabinet table before becoming a leader. He is an outsider. There is very little of him building a support base within the party. “

Teresa May’s former Chief of Staff, Gavin Barwell, told Today’s program on Radio 4 that the departure of Cummings and Kane was an opportunity for “more harmonious and effective” contacts, and “to rebuild ties with the Conservative MPs, the parliamentary party. And perhaps to set a less confrontational and more unified tone, perhaps.” This is more in tune with it [Johnson’s] Natural instincts. “

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