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Fri Jun 12, 2020, 12:20 AM

Boris Johnson letting 'crazy' Dominic Cummings control government, says former aide to PM

Dominic Cummings is overseeing “a reign of terror” in Downing Street despite having “crazy” ideas, a former aide and friend of Boris Johnson is warning.

In an extraordinary attack for an influential Conservative, Tim Montgomerie accused the prime minister of a letting his chief aide control No 10 – partly blaming it for the “mishandling” of the coronavirus response.

Mr Montgomerie revealed he had been threatened with “retribution” for speaking out against the government, having worked for Mr Johnson until as recently as February.

And he said: “What I worry about is that he [Cummings] is a brilliant figure, but half of his ideas are crazy, and half of his ideas are good.

The Independent
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-dominic-cummings-tim-montgomery-downing-street-a9561056.html%3famp

I follow people in the UK on Twitter and this confirms their theories that Cummings is the one who is really in charge.

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muriel_volestrangler Jun 12 #1

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Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:28 AM

1. Montgomerie is a Tory loyalist

Speaking up like this looks significant. If anything comes of it, anyway. Cummings may feel so secure now that Johnson has said "the rules don't apply to Dom", and with the cabinet cowed by him too, that he will just dismiss Montgomerie as without power.

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