Dominic Cummings

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Sajid Javid: his   return means that chancellor Rishi Sunak is no longer the only plausible successor to Johnson around the cabinet table. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Twenty-four hours before Matt Hancock resigned on Saturday, Downing Street was saying that Boris Johnson had full confidence in him and regarded the m(...)

Britain’s government is investigating how footage of Matt Hancock kissing and embracing an aide found its way into the media. Photograph: Niklas Halle’nI/AFP via Getty Images

The British government is investigating the leak of CCTV footage of Matt Hancock kissing an aide in his office, which led to his resignation as health(...)

GB News: Dan Wootton, Andrew Neil and Michelle Dewberry

There’s a moment during the first Monday night of GB News’s programming when its chairman, the former BBC broadcaster Andrew Neil, finds himself stari(...)

Dominic Cummings left Downing Street in November during a bitter power struggle in No 10. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Boris Johnson described health secretary Matt Hancock’s performance on coronavirus testing last year as “totally f***ing hopeless”, according to priva(...)

Dr Holohan accepted the invitation from the committee following expert testimony last week that antigen testing is effective in picking up people who are a risk to others. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A further 431 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the State, according to the Department of Health. There are 58 people in hospital and 22 peopl(...)

Flugelhorn: Bob Dylan’s own website says that what the undertaker blows is a “futile” horn. Photograph: Getty Images

While writing about Bob Dylan here recently, a reader tells me, I committed what is known as a “Mondegreen”, misquoting a lyric based on what I though(...)

Matt Hancock giving evidence on Thursday to a  parliamentary committee investigating the British government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

British health secretary Matt Hancock has said he never lied to Boris Johnson and defended himself against a slew of allegations made by Dominic Cummi(...)

Campaigners took legal action against the UK cabinet office over the decision to pay more than £500,000 to market research firm Public First at the start of the coronavirus crisis, and questioned the involvement of Dominic Cummings.  Photograph: House of Commons/PA

A decision by the UK government to award a contract to a company whose bosses were friends of adviser Dominic Cummings was unlawful, a High Court judg(...)

Niall Ferguson in Mumbai, 2011. The British historian is critical of what he calls the ‘Davos syndrome’ of focusing on the threat of climate change to the exclusion of everything else. Photograph Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

The day after I speak to historian Niall Ferguson, Dominic Cummings appears at a House of Commons committee, where he recalls the words of UK deputy c(...)

Sir Kevan Collins: “A decade’s progress to narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers is estimated to have been reversed.” Photograph:  PA

Since the last general election in December 2019, 12 ministers have resigned or been sacked by Boris Johnson, including a chancellor of the exchequer,(...)

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