Dominic Cummings: What is the day job of the PM’s former adviser now that he’s been fired?
What does Dominic Cummings, the Prime Minister’s former adviser, do now that he was fired from Downing Street in November?
Dominic Cummings rose to prominence as a prominent political strategist in the Brexit Vote Leave campaign and, more recently, as a critic of the government’s handling of the pandemic in its early stages. How does Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former aide make a living now, after his shocking exit from No 10 last year?
Mr Cummings has caused quite a fuss since leaving his position at the PM’s side.
Several negative discoveries concerning the government’s handling of the pandemic have been made by the former adviser.
He just gave his first major TV interview since being fired, with Laura Kuenssberg, in which he made further devastating charges of government inefficiency.
Mr Cummings was well compensated when he departed Downing Street.
According to the BBC, he received a £40,000 pay raise in his final year in No 10, bringing his remuneration to between £140,000 and £144,999.
He didn’t charge anything for his candid interview with Ms. Kuenssberg, and he hasn’t sold his story to a newspaper or secured a book contract yet.
So, what is Mr. Cummings’ current occupation?
Mr Cummings launched a blog after his dismissal, where he shares many of his scathing criticisms of the government.
He also intends to establish a Substack profile, a newsletter platform that allows users to subscribe to specific newsletter mailing lists.
Mr. Cummings will charge his newsletter subscribers to hear about his anecdotes about the government and his time at No. 10 in exchange for their subscription.
“Subscribers will be the first to hear about new projects that I make public,” he writes in the article. “Only subscribers have the ability to leave comments.”
In a Tweet, Cummings announced the beginning of his newsletter on this platform.
Users will have free access to some features of the platform, but they will be able to become a “founder member” for £100 a year, £10 a month, or £200 a year.
He’s also willing to lend his marketing and election campaigning skills.
According to his website, he will charge for his “expertise” in the form of fees that “slide from nothing to plenty depending on who you are/your project.”
He also claims on his blog that he now operates a company called. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”