Cummings has been embroiled in controversy with the London Prime Minister’s Office over several key leak cases, which have raised the possibility of a serious domestic political scandal, writes MDI.
Cummings, who resigned as chief adviser at the end of 2020 following internal power disputes, was not a member of the ruling Conservative Party or government led by Johnson. At the same time, he was the most influential non-cabinet member in the civil service and had a direct influence not only on key policy issues but also on employee decisions within the government.
Leaked cases that have come to light in recent days include SMS messages exchanged last March between billionaire industrial contractor Johnson and Sir James Tyson.
Following the escalation of the corona virus infection, the British government at the time called on several large companies to switch to mass production of ventilators.
According to a publicly available press release, Johnson promised Tyson that he would “solve” the tax issues that the big contractor would have to worry about if his company became involved in ventilator production by stopping foreign workers in the UK.
Cummingst has been accused by government sources of leaking news exchanges.
He is responsible for leaking plans around Downing Street that include details of a second nationwide strike ordered last November to control the corona virus outbreak.
Dominic Cummings on his own blog In his biggest post ever published on Friday night, he issued sharp-voiced denials, denying that he would have been leaked in any case that arose.
Johnson’s former chief adviser launched a fierce counter-attack against his former boss, among other things, Boris Johnson wrote that he planned to renovate his dilapidated street home from secret donations from supporters.
Cummings wrote on the blog that at the time he had told the Prime Minister that in his view, the plan “could prove to be unethical, nonsense and illegal, and would certainly violate political donation report standards.”
Cummings is saddened to see how deeply the Prime Minister and his office have sunk below the standards of talent and integrity the country deserves.
At the request of the BBC, a Downing Street spokesman said the Prime Minister’s Office had not commented on “speculation” as to whether Dominic Cummings was responsible for the leaks.