Former top adviser Dominic Cummings has again put British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a difficult position. He leaked messages from WhatsApp conversations he had with his former boss in a lengthy blog post.
In it, Johnson described his own health minister at the beginning of last year as “totally fucking hopeless”: a hopeless figure.
Cummings used to be Johnson’s right-hand man but reportedly left last year with a raging argument. He subsequently emerged as an outspoken critic of the government and is not afraid to disclose sensitive information. He tries to portray his ex-boss as an unreliable charlatan and says he wants to debunk the government’s ‘lies’ by leaking information.
The ex-advisor argues in his post on the Substack newsletter service, among other things, that the government has made a mess of corona policy and that it wants to rewrite the history of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom. This time, Health Minister Matt Hancock has to pay the price.
In a leaked conversation, apparently with the Prime Minister, Cummings complained that Hancock was failing to deliver on commitments to ramp up testing capacity. Johnson then makes no mistake about it that he is not happy about it.