A Conservative MP has called Dominic Cummings an “unelected, foul-mouthed oaf” as Tories turn on Boris Johnson’s senior advisor.
Speaking on the BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme, Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale said that Cummings’ intimidation of Tory rebels is “completely unacceptable” and accused the advisor of “throwing his weight around”.
“You have, at the heart of Number 10, as the Prime Minister’s senior advisor unelected, foul-mouthed oaf.”
This comes after reports yesterday revealed that Cummings heckled rebel Tory MPs while they were waiting for a meeting with the Prime Minister.
According to Newsnight’s Nick Watt, Tory MPs are starting to rally against the PM’s henchman, after a string of similar cases of intimidation – not least the firing of the Chancellor’s media adviser by Cummings last week.
Tories have also clocked onto the fact that Cummings might not actually be a member of the Conservative Party, and so isn’t too bothered about burning the house down.
Gale added that Cummings should be “frogmarched” out of Downing Street. Let’s hope this happens before he brings the nation to its knees.