Boris Johnson’s adviser Dominic Cummings is “a deeply malevolent force” says Tory rebel

Johnson’s adviser Dominic Cummings has been criticised once again as “a deeply malevolent force”, by one of the Tory rebels.

Speaking to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire, Margot James, who recently lost her whip for defying Boris Johnson and voting to block a no-deal Brexit, outlined her concerns about Johnson’s right-hand man.


She said: “I do feel that he is a deeply malevolent force” and added that “he is somebody who wants to crash everything to get what he wants”.

Her comments come amid rising concern about Cummings behaviour in government. Today, another Tory rebel David Gauke called on Boris Johnson to sack the adviser, while Ken Clarke has suggested that he is running the country. Meanwhile, Tory MP Sir Roger Gale called him an “unelected, foul-mouth oaf” after reports emerged that he had intimidated Tory MPs.

James added that when Cummings advised Michael Gove as Education Secretary, he caused Gove to fall out with teachers and senior figures in industry.

She added: “His philosophy is break everything and emerge the winner and I do not like that style of doing politics”

Just the kind of person that should be in a position of power in government.

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