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Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Dominic Cummings ‘malign actor’ who created culture of fear, Matt Hancock tells UK Covid inquiry
The former British health secretary Matt Hancock painted Boris Johnson’s ex-chief adviser as a ‘malign actor’ who undermined the UK’s pandemic response.
Last month
November 2023
Boris Johnson asked top scientists if a 'special hair dryer' could kill Covid-19
Dominic Cummings, Johnson’s former chief adviser, made a series of claims in his witness statement handed to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry.
This year
Boris Johnson suggested Covid was nature dealing with elderly, UK inquiry hears
The former Prime Minister is accused of failing to deal with the crisis and downplaying the pandemic.
Boris Johnson suggested 'Covid was nature’s way of dealing with old people', UK inquiry hears
Former UK chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance hit out in his diaries about ‘quite a bonkers set of exchanges’ featuring the ex-prime minister.
Last year
Emily Maitlis says BBC ‘sought to pacify’ Number 10 over Newsnight monologue
Maitlis left the BBC earlier this year and said the media was often guilty of “normalising” populist views in the name of balance.
Boris Johnson denies lying to parliament about No 10 parties after Cummings’ claim
It comes after Dominic Raab said this morning that Johnson would “normally” be expected to resign if he lied to parliament.
All time
Tánaiste warns other countries about doing deals with UK until 'they can keep their promises'
The Tanaiste said comments from Dominic Cummings indicate Boris Johnson’s administration ‘acted in bad faith’.
Boris Johnson did not understand his own Brexit deal, Dominic Cummings claims
The former No 10 chief adviser said he had always intended to get Johnson to ‘ditch the bits we didn’t like’.
Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office
Boris Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings criticised the UK Prime Minister for a lack of focus.
Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot
The former Downing Street aide is claiming that Boris Johnson called his health minister ‘totally f*cking hopeless’ last March.
Dominic Cummings to launch paid newsletter to reveal No 10 secrets
Boris Johnson’s former top aide has launched a profile on newsletter platform Substack.
'Longer and bloodier than Hamlet': British papers reel at Dominic Cummings' explosive evidence
His marathon seven-hour session of evidence gave the press plenty to write about, some calling it a “rain of fire”, others a “Domshell”.
Cummings: Covid 'chicken pox parties' to reach herd immunity were considered by UK government
In an explosive evidence session, Cummings accused Boris Johnson of thinking Covid-19 was a “scare story”.
Leaks, refurbs and lockdown outbursts: Why is pressure mounting on Boris Johnson?
Johnson’s refurbishment of his Downing Street flat is to be investigated by the Electoral Commission.
Dominic Cummings hits back at Downing Street sources who blamed him for leaking Dyson texts
A series of allegations about Boris Johnson’s handling of leak inquiries, and the Covid-19 crisis, have been made by his former adviser.
Dominic Cummings wields more power than most ministers in the British government - so why is he leaving?
A power struggle in Downing Street means that Boris Johnson’s top advisor is now set to leave his job.
Dominic Cummings ‘set to leave Downing Street by Christmas’
Cummings and Lee Cain are close political allies, having worked together since the Brexit campaign.
Theresa May criticises Boris Johnson for appointing key security advisor with 'no proven expertise'
Sir Mark Sedwill had stepped down from his role in the UK government amid reports of clashes with Johnson’s chief advisor Dominic Cummings.
'Boris Johnson has presided over a broken Kingdom in which Covid-19 has been able to flourish'
Peter Flanagan says Johnson’s failure to sack Dominic Cummings is just another in a long line of disastrous moves for the UK.
Police say Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules but will face no further action
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he believes his senior aide “behaved reasonably and legally”.
BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules'
The British Prime Minister is standing by his senior aide despite mounting pressure to fire him.
Johnson to face grilling from senior MPs as Dominic Cummings controversy continues
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to face questions at a Commons committee meeting later today.
Former UK health secretary says Dominic Cummings was in 'clear breach of lockdown rules'
Senior Tory figures have said it was “humiliating” to watch cabinet ministers defend Dominic Cummings.
Boris Johnson says he regrets 'confusion and anger' caused by Dominic Cummings controversy
Johnson also announced that all shops in England will be able to reopen next month if they meet guidelines.
'Arguably this was a mistake': Cummings says he did not speak to Johnson before travelling to Durham with family
Last night, Boris Johnson defended his senior adviser over the 260-mile trip to Durham.
'What planet are they on?', 'Bojo stands by top aide': UK front pages react to Dominic Cummings crisis
The left-leaning Daily Mirror leads the attack on the pair, labelling Cummings a “cheat” and Johnson a “coward”.
'He acted legally and with integrity': Boris Johnson backs Dominic Cummings over 260-mile lockdown trip
Conservatives have been putting the Prime Minister under pressure to sack his controversial adviser.
Investigation launched into UK Civil Service tweet about Johnson's 'offensive' defence of Cummings
The UK Prime Minister is being criticised for defending his senior adviser’s actions in driving 260 miles during lockdown.
Fresh calls for Dominic Cummings to resign after new allegations of lockdown travel emerge
Downing Street has said it would “not waste time” replying to the fresh allegations.
Boris Johnson offers top aide his ‘full support’ after 260-mile lockdown trip
Downing Street has issued a statement this morning defending Cummings.
Calls for Dominic Cummings to resign after reports he broke rules and travelled 260 miles from home
Downing Street had previously confirmed Cummings had displayed symptoms of Covid-19.
Boris Johnson's chief advisor Dominic Cummings self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms
He will be staying in contact with the rest of the Downing Street team during his quarantine period.
Top UK civil servant resigns and accuses Priti Patel of 'vicious' campaign against him
Sir Philip Rutnam reportedly was offered the chance to “go quietly” with a payoff, but chose to launch a stinging rebuke of Patel instead.
Boris Johnson faces calls to sack adviser who made controversial remarks about contraception and race
Andrew Sabisky once suggested enforcing the uptake of contraception to stop unplanned pregnancies “creating a permanent underclass”.
Dominic Cummings calls for ‘weirdos and misfits' to apply for Downing Street jobs
Cummings says Number 10 wants to hire an ‘unusual set of people with different skills and backgrounds’ to work as special advisers.
Boris Johnson sidesteps Taoiseach's allegation that he has put UK on course for a ‘harder Brexit’
Varadkar said he feared the UK wanted to “undercut” its European rivals on food, health and product safety after exit day.
'We are not nodding dogs': Tory ministers 'ready to resign' over no-deal Brexit
A “very large number” of MPs are also reportedly poised to resign if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.
'We are enjoying this': Johnson's advisor Cummings says current Brexit chaos is 'walk in the park'
Dominic Cummings said yesterday that it’s “not surprising” members of the public are angry with politicians.
The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?
In this week’s episode of The Explainer,
John Major says Boris Johnson's advisers could 'poison the political atmosphere beyond repair'
The former prime minister took particular aim at Dominic Cummings, calling him a “political anarchist”.