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Dominic Mckenzie Cummings is a British political strategist who served as Chief Adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson from 24 July 2019 until Cummings resigned on 13 November 2020.
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Calls for inquiry into 'shady attempts to bring back Dominic Cummings'The Liberal Democrats have called for an inquiry into whether Rishi Sunak breached the ministerial code by holding secret meetings with Dominic Cummings.
Dominic Cummings says Rishi Sunak sought 'secret deal' with him to win electionDominic Cummings has claimed Rishi Sunak sought to strike a "secret deal" with him to help the Tories win the next election.
Hancock accuses 'malign actor' Cummings of giving 'inaccurate' evidence to COVID inquiryMatt Hancock has accused Dominic Cummings of giving "inaccurate" evidence to the COVID inquiry as he refuted accusations he himself was a liar.
Calm takedown of Johnson's COVID Downing Street argues 'sexist' culture may have cost livesAfter the many bombshells from Dominic Cummings's evidence yesterday, what we heard today was calm, but devastating.
Johnson asked if blowing hairdryer up nose could 'kill COVID', Cummings claimsBoris Johnson asked his most senior scientific advisers if blowing a "special hair dryer" up your nose could kill COVID, according to Dominic Cummings.
Final message between Johnson and Cummings revealed at COVID Inquiry before PM blockedThe final WhatsApp message between Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings has been revealed at the COVID Inquiry.
No 10 in 'complete chaos' as COVID hit and vulnerable 'appallingly neglected' - CummingsThere was no shielding plan early in the pandemic and vulnerable groups were "appallingly neglected" as a "fatalistic" approach took hold in Downing Street, Dominic Cummings has claimed.
Dominic Cummings set to give evidence at COVID inquiry amid Barnard Castle protestThe number of people who died from COVID-19 in the UK has been projected onto the walls of Barnard Castle - the evening before Dominic Cummings was set to give evidence to the official inquiry into the..
Cummings set to dish COVID dirt on Johnson in Halloween grillingThe COVID public inquiry is set to become explosive this week, with former Boris Johnson aide Dominic Cummings expected to dish the dirt on the former prime minister.
Johnson and Cummings sent 'disgusting and misogynistic' WhatsApps during pandemic, ex-chancellor claimsBoris Johnson and his former adviser Dominic Cummings sent "disgusting and misogynistic" WhatsApp messages that will be released by the COVID inquiry next week, George Osborne has claimed.
Cummings and other ex-Johnson advisers to give evidence to COVID Inquiry next weekDominic Cummings, Martin Reynolds and Lee Cain are among the former Downing Street employees who will be giving evidence to the COVID Inquiry next week.
'Let it rip, they've had a good innings': WhatsApp messages reveal government 'infighting' over COVIDWhatsApp messages between Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings and Matt Hancock have revealed the 'infighting' in government at the start of the pandemic, the COVID Inquiry heard today.
Hancock aide called Cummings a 'psychopath', leaked messages showMatt Hancock's adviser called Dominic Cummings a "f****** piece of s***" as he accused Boris Johnson's former aide of "relentlessly" briefing against the former health secretary, the latest set of..
Dominic Cummings says Met Police never sent him a partygate questionnaireDominic Cummings has said the Metropolitan Police never asked him for evidence as part of its investigation into lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street.
'Nonsense' to suggest PM overruled security advice to award Lebedev peerage, says Raab - as Cummings claims he was thereDeputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab has said it is "sheer nonsense" that advice was overruled to award Lord Lebedev a peerage - as Dominic Cummings alleged he was in the room when Boris Johnson was told..
Partygate purge or 'Drowning Street'? Reactions to a dramatic day of departures from Number 10Former Downing Street chief adviser Dominic Cummings has encouraged government ministers to "push what is falling" amid a growing number of resignations from Boris Johnson's backroom staff.
Cummings claims PM was writing Shakespeare book instead of dealing with COVIDBoris Johnson's ex-adviser Dominic Cummings has claimed the prime minister was writing a book about Shakespeare instead of visiting flood victims and dealing with the impending COVID pandemic.
Reaction to highly critical COVID report - Cummings brands prime minister and Labour leader 'jokes'Reaction to the highly critical report of the UK's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has begun, with ex-adviser to the PM Dominic Cummings branding both Boris Johnson and the Labour leader as "jokes".
PM dismissed autumn lockdown as those dying were 'all over 80', Dominic Cummings claimsBoris Johnson did not want to tighten restrictions last autumn as "the people who are dying are essentially all over 80", Dominic Cummings has claimed.
Cummings claims Johnson told him it would be 'ludicrous' for him to become PMBoris Johnson once admitted that it would be "ludicrous" if he were to become prime minister, Dominic Cummings has claimed.
Cummings warned PM government could be 'negligently killing most vulnerable' with lack of testingDominic Cummings warned the prime minister and other Downing Street officials in May last year that he feared the government could be "negligently killing the most vulnerable" by not having effective..
Cummings continues attack on government and says Starmer should 'kick' Tories over violent crimeLabour should attack the government over its record on violent crime, Dominic Cummings has said, as he continued his assault on ministers.
Cummings scores win with weaponised excerpts but venom of his targets detracts from credibilityIn one sense, today was an unquestionable win for Dominic Cummings by securing advertising money can't buy.
Cummings set to reveal further details on time in Number 10 as he launches newsletterDominic Cummings is set to reveal further details about his time at the heart of Boris Johnson's government, after setting up a profile on a prominent newsletter platform.
Care homes crisis, 'regrets' over WHO, and Cummings fallout: Key moments from Hancock evidenceNo lies were told to the prime minister over the COVID care homes crisis; a "reasonable worst-case scenario" predicted 820,000 deaths in January 2020; and Downing Street operates "better" without..
Cummings yet to provide evidence to back up explosive claims about govt's COVID responseDominic Cummings has yet to provide evidence to back up the claims he made in a marathon session on the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, MPs have said.
PM's approval rating has slumped after Dominic Cummings' accusations, opinion poll suggestsBoris Johnson's approval rating has slumped in the wake of Dominic Cummings' explosive evidence about the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an opinion poll suggests.
Dominic Cummings' recollection of coronavirus spread was seen through lens of hindsightCaptain hindsight. It is one of those phrases Boris Johnson likes to shout across the Commons chamber at Keir Starmer during PMQs, a phrase Health Secretary Matt Hancock has lately started trotting out..
Hancock: Govt 'worked as hard as we could to protect care homes' after Cummings's scathing criticismMatt Hancock has insisted the government "worked as hard as we could to protect care homes" following scathing criticism from Dominic Cummings.
PM avoids questions on Cummings allegations - but suggests some claims aren't based on 'reality'Boris Johnson has avoided answering questions on Dominic Cummings's explosive allegations - but suggested some claims were not based on reality.
'We've been straight with people': Hancock denies lying about COVID pandemicHealth Secretary Matt Hancock has denied claims that he lied about the COVID pandemic after a scathing attack by Dominic Cummings, saying "we have been straight with people".
Hancock to defend his record after Cummings' claim that he repeatedly lied and should have been sackedMatt Hancock is launching a personal fightback after Dominic Cummings' sensational claims that he should have been sacked for telling lies about COVID.
Hancock says he didn't watch all of Cummings' testimony because he was busy 'saving lives'Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he did not watch all of Dominic Cummings' testimony to MPs because he was "dealing with getting the vaccination rollout going, especially to over-30s, and saving..
Dominic Cummings' excoriation of the prime minister and his top team was jaw-droppingWhether you admire or loathe Dominic Cummings, think he's credible or dishonorable, his testimony on Wednesday was remarkable.
Hancock fighting for his political life after Cummings' brutal demolition jobMatt Hancock is fighting for his political life after a brutal demolition job on the health secretary by Dominic Cummings.
Fact-checked: Cummings' evidence to committee on handling of coronavirus pandemicDominic Cummings, Boris Johnson's former senior adviser, has been giving evidence to MPs about the lessons learned since the beginning of the pandemic.
Cummings says resignation linked to 'illegal' moves by Carrie Symonds to 'appoint friends to jobs'Dominic Cummings has accused Carrie Symonds of trying to "appoint her friends to particular jobs" in a manner that was "completely unethical and clearly illegal".
Dominic Cummings says he heard PM say 'let the bodies pile high'Dominic Cummings says he heard Boris Johnson say he would rather "let the bodies pile high" than hit the economy again with a third lockdown.
Cummings: I didn't tell the 'full story' about Durham tripDominic Cummings has admitted that he did not "tell the full story" about his lockdown trip to Durham, saying that security threats against his family were the reason they left London.
The inside story: Cummings' account of the timeline of the weeks before lockdownDuring his evidence to MPs, Dominic Cummings laid out the events that led up to the first COVID lockdown on 23 March last year and some of the events after.
'There was no plan': Cummings's key claims on early pandemic strategyBoris Johnson treated COVID-19 like a "scare story" and many ministers were "skiing" as the pandemic was developing early last year, Dominic Cummings has told MPs.
Dominic Cummings says government failed public in early pandemic days - and apologises for deathsDominic Cummings has apologised to the families of COVID victims "who died unnecessarily" and said the government failed the public in the early days of the pandemic.
Cummings lashes out at government denials on COVID 'herd immunity' hours before he faces MPsDominic Cummings says the government's strategy in the initial phase of the pandemic was based on an "assumption" the spread of COVID-19 was inevitable and could not be contained by restrictions.
Cummings repeats 'herd immunity' claims after government denialsDominic Cummings has launched a renewed Twitter tirade in which he repeated claims the government had planned to let coronavirus spread through the country to build "herd immunity", despite ministerial..
Cummings claims ministers backed COVID 'herd immunity' and lockdowns could have been avoidedDominic Cummings has claimed the government originally planned to let coronavirus rip through the country in an attempt to build "herd immunity".
Cummings threatens to exact revenge on PM by revealing COVID strategy documentDominic Cummings is threatening to exert revenge on Boris Johnson by revealing a Downing Street document on the prime minister's COVID lockdown strategy.
'It stinks': PM faces inquiry demand into Downing Street flat refurb fundingAn investigation is being demanded into how Boris Johnson funded the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat following incendiary claims by his former chief adviser Dominic Cummings.
Boris Johnson's fight with Dominic Cummings was not a wise one to pickBoris Johnson did not need to pick today's fight with his mercurial former advisor.
Cummings denies being source of leaked PM's texts with DysonBoris Johnson's former aide Dominic Cummings has denied being the source of the prime minister's leaked text communications with businessman Sir James Dyson.
Number 10 'sources' accuse Cummings of leaking PM's texts with DysonDowning Street has mounted a fightback against "sleaze" accusations by planting stories in Tory-supporting newspapers accusing Dominic Cummings of leaking Number 10 texts.