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Dominic Cummings to leave Downing Street by Christmas

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54925322

Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings is expected to leave his position by the end of the year.

Mr Cummings told the BBC "rumours of me threatening to resign are invented", after speculation this week.

But he added that his "position hasn't changed since my January blog" when he said that he wanted to make himself "largely redundant" by the end of 2020.

And a senior Downing Street source said that Mr Cummings would be "out of government" by Christmas.
I can't say that I'm less than absolutely delighted with The Dome's decision .....
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13-11-2020, 12:59 AM
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Has Biden offered him a job do you think?
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Has Biden offered him a job do you think?
I think it unlikely .....
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13-11-2020, 01:23 AM
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Next steps, what do you think more likely : I'm a celebrity or Bake off?
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13-11-2020, 01:29 AM
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Well, with a brain the size of a planet, The Dome's next project, on the road to world domination by machination, could be in Australia but not in the "jungle" .....
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Lee-Cain.html


There'll be more "hard news" to come, no doubt, but this was "speculation" yesterday:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/worl...-ear-1.4407916

Denis Staunton London Editor

Dominic Cummingsís grip weakens as war breaks out for Johnsonís ear

The drama surrounding Boris Johnsonís advisers in Downing Street is not so much an episode of The West Wing as of The Tudors, with the kingís consort plotting against his favourite. But the war for Johnsonís ear that saw his director of communications Lee Cain resign on Wednesday night is at its heart a struggle over the governmentís political direction.

The role of Johnsonís fiancee Carrie Symonds adds spice to the story of Cainís downfall after a number of years as the prime ministerís most loyal and effective aide. But Symonds, a former director of communications for the Conservative Party, is an accomplished political operator with a deep network of allies in the party and in the right-leaning press.

Cainís trouble began when he came up with the idea of introducing daily, televised, White House-style press briefings to replace one of two daily off-camera briefings for Westminster lobby reporters. Whoever fronted such a daily briefing would be the face of the government and one of the most important political figures in the country.

Johnson chose for the role former Guardian and ITV News journalist Allegra Stratton, who has helped to burnish chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunakís image and to make him the most popular member of the government. Cain opposed the appointment and sought to prevent Stratton from having direct access to the prime minister.

Johnson sought to defuse the row by offering Cain the role of chief of staff, a move backed by chief adviser Dominic Cummings to guarantee that his Vote Leave crew would remain in control of the Downing Street operation.

Reports that Cain was about to get the job unleashed a furious backlash from Conservative MPs who resent the dominant position of Cummings and his allies. Symonds opposed the appointment too, favouring a shift away from the combative style employed by Cain, who briefed aggressively against ministers and MPs and imposed boycotts on media organisations he viewed as hostile. Johnson apparently subsequently rescinded the offer.

Now that Johnson has seemingly defied Cummings over two appointments, Strattonís and Cainís, speculation has grown over the chief adviserís own future. Cummings and his Vote Leave crew are loyal to one another and their shared project rather than to Johnson, the government or the Conservative Party.
The ladies, in their velvet gloves, seize the day ..... the "Shiny Domes" retire, defeated .....

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13-11-2020, 07:40 AM
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The rats are leaving the sinking ship.

The EU has called the bluff and Corona has been a disaster and a Public Inquiry on the horizon.

They are not bothered, they have made there money and now letting Boris face the blame.
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13-11-2020, 08:54 AM
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It was always the case Cummings would leave at the end of the year. He said so himself.
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13-11-2020, 09:43 AM
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It was always the case Cummings would leave at the end of the year. He said so himself.
Quite so.
What a surprise that the haters wilfully ignore that in their desperation; he has nothing to contibute once the UK is free of the UK as he said so himself in January.

Funny thing - I can't see any gleeful rejoicing of him leaving in January when he (again) said he would leave, saying this:
"We want to improve performance and make me much less important ó and within a year largely redundant."

https://dominiccummings.com/2020/01/
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Is this an indication that Boris might resign?
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