Dominic Cummings, one of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s most powerful advisers, will step down from his post in the heart of Downing Street when Brexit is over at the end of the year, following an internal battle that is expected to be Johnson’s chief of staff.
Cummings, who mastered the 2016 Brexit referendum and Johnson’s overwhelming 2019 election candidacy, told the BBC his position had not changed since January when he said he wanted to be largely redundant of here the end of this year.
Transport Secretary Grant Schapps told Sky Cummings had no plans to continue in his role as Johnson’s senior adviser after the UK renounced its informal EU membership.
“As he wrote at the start of the year in his own words, he planned to make himself largely redundant this year, which he worked on, certainly at the end of Brexit in the transition period. It’s December 31, ”Shapps said.
One of Johnson’s closest allies marked one of the most significant changes in the Prime Minister’s inner circle to date: Cummings was cast by some of Johnson’s “brains” – a number that has reignited a significant influence Do.
A committed Brexiteer who damaged the British political establishment and attacked journalists and cabinet ministers, Cummings was shown as an outsider in the satirical puppet show depicted in the spattered image, which led to Johnson’s repeated resignations. Threatened and sometimes asked to eat their child.
The BBC quoted an anonymous senior source from Downing Street as saying Cummings would be “out of government” on Christmas. Another anonymous source told the BBC that Cummings “jumped because otherwise he would be pushed soon”.
Cummings told the BBC that “rumors that I threatened to quit were made up, rumors that I told others to quit”.
Shapps said Cummings would be missed because it was good that someone in government was shaking things up.
As Johnson negotiates the final stages of the Brexit trade deal and battles the second wave of the novel coronovirus outbreak, Downing Street is embroiled in internal battles that are expected to become Johnson’s main staff.
Johnson’s communications director Lee Caine resigned on Wednesday. Cain, another Brexit supporter, was a close ally of Cummings and worked with him in the Vote Leave campaign.
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