Sumary of Cummings’ Reputation & Motivation Eat Away at His Attempts to Sink BoJo, British Observers Say:
- Cummings admitted that he had been looking to “hasten” Johnson’s departure from Downing Street, claiming that he had realized at the time that the prime minister’s fiancée wanted them out: “Before even mid-January (2020) we were having meetings in Number 10 saying it’s clear that Carrie wants rid of all of us,” he told BBC.
- “At that point we were already saying, by the summer, either we’ll all have gone from here or we’ll be in the process of trying to get rid of him and get someone else in as prime minister.
- “I think we need to be careful here – these are the comments of a disgruntled unelected ex-advisor, who to emphasise, had no practical means to remove someone he no longer supported,” says Professor Alex de Ruyter, director of the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University.
- Boris Johnson as leader is elected by the MPs and members of the Conservative Party and so they are the only ones who can replace him by a vote of no-confidence in his leadership.
- ” Cummings quit Downing Street in November 2020, soon after his close Brexit ally Lee Cain, yet another top aide to the prime minister, resigned amid a growing power struggle within the premier’s cabinet.
- According to the Evening Standard, Cain and Cummings were “pitted” against Johnson’s other advisers including Carrie Symonds, who opposed Cain’s promotion to chief-of-staff.
- © AP Photo / Matt DunhamBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his advisor Dominic Cummings, left, leave 10 Downing Street in London, and get in a car together to go to the Houses of Parliament, Monday, Oct.
- On 26 May, the former aide delivered a testimony at the House of Commons, pulling no punches while criticising Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock.