Dominic Cummings, The main adviser to the British Prime Minister, the conservative Boris Johnson, expects to leave the Government at the end of the year, in the face of apparent internal tensions in the Executive, they have reported this Friday British media. Cummings jumped to the forefront of politics in late 2015 as founder and director of the ‘Vote Leave’ campaign in favor of leaving the European Union (EU).
Dominic Cummings, the Brexit wizard who broke confinement with a 400-kilometer journey
Speculation about Cummings’ withdrawal intensified after the government’s communications director, Lee Cain, announced his resignation this week despite the fact that Johnson had offered him the position of chief of staff at 10 Downing Street, the official residence. of the prime minister.
Cummings told the BBC that the rumors that he was threatening to resign were “fabricated” and that he had already advanced in his Blog at the beginning of the year his intention to retire at the end of 2020.
The resignation of Cain, 39, and a close associate of Johnson, and Cummings has fueled speculation about infighting in Downing Street. Apparently there were reservations among some Conservative MPs and ministers about the possibility of Cain being appointed chief of staff at the Downing Street residence.
Cummings, also considered the architect of Johnson’s victory in last December’s election, had been appointed the “premier’s” chief adviser after his arrival to power in July 2019 and, months later, both devised the strategy known as ” Get Brexit Done “(let’s comply with Brexit) as a campaign message for those general elections.
From his advisory role, Cummings has accumulated a lot of power to the point where he held his own press conference last summer to explain why he had traveled to the north of England in the middle of confinement the United Kingdom to contain the pandemic. During that confinement, arranged at the end of March in the face of the advance of the first wave of COVID-19, population movements were prohibited.
The departure of this director has been known at times of apparent tensions in the Government due to the growing discontent of some conservative deputies about the Executive’s management in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic impact of the measures.
Charles Walker, vice chairman of the influential 1922 Committee, which groups together “Tory” deputies without ministerial positions, has assured that there has been some discontent for a long time with the way in which the government residence works.