The three most explosive claims made by Dominic Cummings, the PM’s former aide, to date.
Until late 2020, DOMINIC CUMMINGS was Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser.
Here are the top three bombshells Mr Cummings has dropped since leaving his role as the PM’s aide.
Dominic Cummings, the Prime Minister’s former chief aide, used to be at the heart of policymaking at Downing Street.
However, since leaving his position in late 2020, Mr Cummings has made several negative statements about Boris Johnson and the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s a rundown of some of Mr. Cummings’ claims over the last year.
Mr Cumming’s most recent revelation involved a social gathering in Number 10’s gardens, despite Covid rules appearing to prohibit such gatherings at the time.
Mr Cummings wrote on his blog on January 7 that an event “definitely happened” in the garden at Number 10.
“On Wednesday, May 20th,” he wrote, “a senior No 10 official invited people to’socially distanced drinks’ in the garden.”
He went on to say that he and “at least one other spad” told him “that this seemed to be against the rules and should not have happened,” but that they were “ignored.”
Mr Cummings revealed the news on his blog, where he frequently criticizes the government.
Mr Cummings, on the other hand, has dismissed claims that a photo taken five days earlier of him with the Prime Minister, his wife Carrie Johnson, and others holding wine glasses showed evidence of an after-work party.
He claimed that meetings were commonly held in the garden at the time.
Mr Cummings slammed Boris Johnson, saying he was “unfit for office,” shortly after stepping down from Number 10.
Mr Cummings repeatedly chastised the Prime Minister and his ministers during a seven-hour joint meeting of the Health and Social Care and Science and Technology committees in May 2021.
Because of the government’s handling of the crisis, he claimed, “tens of thousands of people died who didn’t need to die.”
He claimed that the Prime Minister said he would prefer to see “bodies pile high” than order a third lockdown.
Mr Cummings described one “crazy” day in March 2020, when the Prime Minister seemed more preoccupied with a story about Carrie Johnson’s dog Dilyn than with plans for a national lockdown.
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