Boris Johnson’s shamed former aide Dominic Cummings reveals he was plotting coup against PM days after 2019 election
THE PM’s shamed former aide Dominic Cummings today revealed he was already plotting to oust Boris Johnson days after the 2019 election.
The ex-No10 advisor, pictured in a bizarre straw hat and mask, again laid into his old boss in a BBC interview.
He claimed Mr Johnson had no plan and was only in Downing Street to “solve a problem” — thought to refer to sorting Brexit out — rather than because he was the best leader.
Mr Cummings said: “[People] 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 [Mr Johnson] and get someone else in as prime minister’.”
But his claims he was not seeking revenge raised eyebrows in Westminster after he revealed he had not spoken to the PM since leaving.
Mr Cummings admitted many people thought of him “as a nightmare” but added: “A lot of people have a pop at me, but you don’t see me crying about it.”
But as he has failed to back up claims with evidence, he could only say he would be vindicated in the official inquiry into Covid.
MPs slapped down his comments, saying his credibility was in tatters after driving 200 miles during lockdown in 2020.
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Tory MP Peter Bone told The Sun: “You have to take his claims with a barrel of salt.
“I’m not sure he knows the difference between fiction and the truth, I don’t see why anyone would believe him after his Barnard Castle trip.”
He added: “These grievances all happened when he was in Government himself.”
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