Dominic Cummings was brought up in Durham and educated at Oxford. His first taste of political campaigning came at the turn of the millennium when he led a campaign to stop the UK adopting the Euro. He was briefly director of strategy for Iain Duncan Smith when the latter was Tory party leader. … [Read more...] about Dominic Cummings: What is next for Boris Johnson’s right hand man?
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Mr Cummings's allies insist his exit is not connected to the lockdown rumpus and that he 'never intended' to stay in Downing Street after achieving his two main aims: cutting the UK's last ties with Brussels and reforming the Civil Service. The former is due to take place on December 31 when Britain's Brexit 'transition period' is scheduled to end. … [Read more...] about Dominic Cummings could quit in six months: Boris’s under-fire advisor is considering leaving after Brexit and civil-service shake-up are complete
The rose garden appearance did not calm the public mood – and, perhaps most troubling of all for a government seeking to have its messaging taken wholly seriously, stoked widespread ridicule. Memes abounded, including “Should have gone to Barnard Castle” riffs on the famous Specsavers ad. Staff could “hardly believe it”, said Maria Sattar, the opthalmic director in the company’s Barnard Castle branch, who noted that the spoofs “gave us a chuckle”. … [Read more...] about From evasion to evisceration: how the Cummings lockdown story unfolded
Radio Ulster listeners were tuning in to a 3pm bulletin, featuring an update to Cummings' alleged breach of lockdown, when presenter Nuala McKeever was broadcast telling her colleagues what she thinks of the Prime Minister's chief adviser. … [Read more...] about BBC presenter accidentally brands Dominic Cummings ‘d***’ during live show
She doesn’t have a separate property, but she does have a spare room. My husband and I never considered going there for a second. I knew that if any of us walked out of our front door, we risked transporting the virus somewhere else, and – being blunt – killing people. … [Read more...] about Polly Hudson: It’s time for Dominic Cummings to Stay Home, collect his P45 and resign