Dominic Cummings has savaged Boris Johnson again during an hour-long bombshell interview, accusing his wife Carrie of ‘trying to appoint clowns to key positions’ while saying the PM ‘doesn’t have a plan’ for government.
The PM’s former chief adviser, who resigned in November after a year in the role, unleashed his latest blizzard of complaints about his old boss during a chat with the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg tonight.
He attacked him over his fitness to lead, his Covid policy, his wife Carrie and claimed he could have harmed the Queen by visiting at the start of the pandemic. The 49-year-old, who was the director of Vote Leave and widely seen as the architect of Brexit, claimed Mr Johnson admitted to him it was ‘ludicrous’ he had made it to the most powerful position in the country.
Mr Cummings also blasted the power Carrie – who he lost a power struggle to last year – has over the PM and said she wanted to ‘appoint clowns to certain key jobs’. Meanwhile he took aim at the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and slammed it as ‘like a disaster movie’ where the PM puts personal politics above people’s lives.
The Oxford-educated former aide claimed Mr Johnson wanted to visit the Queen at the start of the pandemic but he talked him out of it because it could kill her if she caught the virus. Mr Cummings also faced tough questions on the Barnard Castle fallout, which saw him issue a rare speech from Downing Street after the country erupted in outrage.
He had driven with his family from London to Durham to his parents’ home despite having Covid symptoms. But he slammed the way the government decided to handle the incident as ‘extremely chaotic’ while admitting he should have resigned.