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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:58 PM

Cummings to drop in on Britain's most secret defence installations

London: Boris Johnson's controversial adviser Dominic Cummings will tour some of Britain's most highly classified national security sites as part of his plan to radically shake up the military amid a major turf war in Westminster over how Britain will defend itself in the future.

According to internal correspondence obtained by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, the Prime Minister's top adviser requested visits to five classified sites including facilities that specialise in defence intelligence.

Such are the high stakes of the review, due for publication from September, that Defence Minister Ben Wallace expressly forbade ministry officials from talking to Number 10 or Cummings directly about the itinerary for his planned trip.

"The Secretary of State explicitly does not wish anyone to engage Number 10 or Dominic Cummings on this," officials were told. "It is for the [the Minister's special adviser] and the Secretary of State to engage in the first instance before delegating to officials."

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/cummings-to-drop-in-on-britain-s-most-secret-defence-installations-20200708-p559za.html

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:06 PM

1. Will Cumming's assistant speak English

or just Russian?

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:10 PM

2. According to the article in the OP,

Cummings has finally been given high-level security clearance.

For some reason, I don't find that any comfort at all.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:06 PM

3. What could possibly go wrong?

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