Former Boris Johnson’s chief advisor, Dominic Cummings, wanted to replace the British Prime Minister with another politician “within days” of his election victory. Cummings said in a BBC interview excerpted Tuesday.
Accordingly, shortly after Johnson’s overwhelming victory in the general election in December 2019, there were talks between advisors in the government seat of Downing Street about a possible change at the top. How exactly that should have worked, however, did not explain Cummings.
“He doesn’t know how to be prime minister”
The reason for this was that Johnson’s wife Carrie wanted to get rid of him and his colleagues from the “Vote Leave” pro-Brexit campaign, Cummings continued. Speaking of Johnson, he said: “He has no plan, he doesn’t know how to be Prime Minister, and we only put him into office to solve a specific problem (bring about Brexit), not because he was the right person to do it to lead the country. “
Cummings is considered the strategist behind the victory of the Brexit supporters in the 2016 EU referendum and that of the Conservatives under Johnson in the 2019 general election. At times, he was considered the second most powerful man in the country. However, at the end of last year, Johnson and his agent broke up. Cummings had to leave – and since then he has repeatedly raised serious allegations against his former boss.
Speaking of Brexit, Cummings said no one could know if it was a good idea to leave the EU. “I think anyone who claims to be certain about it has a screw loose,” said the ex-advisor.