“Heaps” of photographs of events in No 10, Cummings says
Dominic Cummings says there are “heaps” of photographs of events in No 10 that may “inevitably get out”.
Boris Johnson’s former chief aide dismissed defences from the Prime Minister’s allies that he wouldn’t have identified about celebrations occurring underneath his roof amid indicators Mr Johnson’s recognition is slumping.
Authorities chief whip Mark Spencer insisted Downing Road workers “weren’t ingesting alcohol” and partying throughout Covid restrictions after it emerged the Prime Minister’s press chief addressed workers at one occasion final Christmas.
No 10 stated Mr Johnson retained full confidence in Jack Doyle to function communications director regardless of ITV reporting he addressed as much as 50 individuals and made a speech at one celebration on December 18.
Mr Doyle is underneath scrutiny over his attendance on the occasion, throughout which the PA information company understands he offered awards to the press crew.
Requested if Mr Doyle had supplied his resignation, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman stated: “Not that I’m conscious of.”
Mr Cummings, who left Downing Road in November final 12 months amid a bitter row in No 10, stated on Twitter Mr Doyle was a “gonner” (sic) however predicted Mr Johnson would maintain him on workers till after Cupboard Secretary Simon Case’s inquiry into the alleged events after which use him “because the sacrifice”.
“Additionally there’s numerous footage of the events which can inevitably get out. And invite lists past No10, to different departments…,” he added.
Answering questions on his paid-for weblog on Friday, Mr Cummings tried to garbage ideas the Prime Minister wouldn’t have identified about events occurring in Downing Road.
“He knew however I believe didn’t attend,” the previous Vote Go away ally of the Prime Minister stated.
He added: “Tho bear in mind the geography – to get upstairs he has to stroll previous that space the place he might see it – if he was not Chequers…”