| Dominic Cummings |
(deep state operative?)
|Born||Dominic Mckenzie Cummings|
25 November 1971
|Alma mater||Exeter College (Oxford)|
|Founder of||Vote Leave|
|Member of||Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies|
On 8 August 2019, The Canary headlined an article about him:
- "Brexit has given us an unelected bureaucrat, who married into aristocracy, pulling the strings in Downing Street."
Dominic Cummings previously served as the Campaign Director of Vote Leave, the successful campaign advocating for the UK to vote to leave the European Union in the 2016 EU Referendum. He also worked as Special Adviser to Education Secretary Michael Gove. In March 2019, he was found in contempt of Parliament for not appearing before the parliamentary committee inquiry into false news during the referendum campaign.
|HIGNFY"She won't get pregnant anyway"|
In May 2020, doubt was cast on Dominic Cummings’ claim he warned of the threat of coronavirus “last year” after the discovery of a recent edit on the Downing Street adviser’s blog.
During a Downing Street press conference on Monday 25 May 2020 in which he denied he broke UK lockdown rules, Mr Cummings said he had written about the “possible threat of coronaviruses” in 2019.
“For years, I have warned of the dangers of pandemics,” he told reporters.
“Last year I wrote about the possible threat of coronaviruses and the urgent need for planning,” Mr Cummings added.
The PA news agency did find 15 mentions of the term “pandemic” on Mr Cummings’ blog but cached versions of the website show the only mention of the terms “coronavirus” and “SARS” (severe acute respiratory syndrome) were added in April this year.
BBC television programme "Have I Got News For You?" of 29 May 2020 is presented by Martin Clunes with panellists Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Janet Street-Porter and Fin Taylor. Touching on the Dominic Cummings debacle, this classic edition of HIGNFY concludes with Paul Merton and the immortal words "She won't get pregnant anyway".
In October 2016, the Mail on Sunday reported that the then Chief Whip, Gavin Williamson, told Downing Street that Michael Gove had had a homosexual relationship with personal and political ally Dominic Cummings, chief strategist of the Vote Leave campaign in the 2016 EU Referendum.
In December 2011 Dominic Cummings married Mary Wakefield, the daughter of Sir Edward Humphry Tyrrel Wakefield of Chillingham Castle in Northumberland, who became commissioning editor of The Spectator magazine. In 2016, Mary gave birth to a boy.
On 24 April 2020, it was revealed that Dominic Cummings and Ben Warner, a data scientist he worked with on the Vote Leave campaign for Brexit, are on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), the secret scientific group advising the government on the coronavirus pandemic. 0n 29 April 2020 James Forsyth wrote in the Spectator that Cummings invited Demis Hassabis to dial in to a SAGE meeting.
|Document:Boris Johnson in Downing Street for five years: what could possibly go wrong?||Article||30 December 2019||John S Warren||All the cards are held by Boris Johnson because he has the answer to all the problems facing Britain. Save, perhaps, one: what could possibly go wrong for the Conservative-Brexit Government?|
|Document:Interfering with Laura Kuenssberg||blog post||25 November 2019||Craig Murray||It's no coincidence that it is precisely the old and the poorly educated that are the targets of Dominic Cummings’ "Brexit election” strategy. If it comes off, Laura Kuenssberg and her fellow hacks will have proven that the power of the mainstream media is as yet unbroken.|
|Document:Let’s Move On From Boris||blog post||28 May 2020||Craig Murray||"Boris Johnson on the Dominic Cummings debacle: 'It is now time to move on… the country wants to move on.' If a politician tells you to 'move on' from a subject, it is a gigantic red flag that you should do precisely the opposite."|
|Document:Project Brexit||Comment||24 June 2017||David||Project Brexit: "Doomed to Failure"|
|Document:The Centre Blows Itself Up: Care and Spite in the ‘Brexit Election’||Article||13 January 2020||David Graeber||At the 'Brexit Election' of 2019, the anti-Semitism accusations weakened Labour immensely. But it was the – ultimately successful – campaign by the 'Centrists' to force Jeremy Corbyn to reverse his position on Brexit that really ensured their party’s electoral disaster.|
|Document:The Dreamings of Dominic Cummings||Article||24 October 2019||James Meek||For Dominic Cummings the whole Brexit crisis may be a venturesome trial with disposable vessels: voters, the Conservative Party, the United Kingdom. If it doesn’t work out, there’s always California, and the rest of the solar system.|
|Document:Track and Trace. Stay Elite.||Article||29 May 2020||David Black||Poor Dido was pressed into service early by Boris and the lads when she launched her Track and Trace initiative some days ahead of its scheduled June 1st slot in a ludicrously transparent attempt to draw fire from Corporal Cummings, whose lockdown breaching escapades were causing havoc in Tory ranks.|
|Document:Why Barnard Castle||blog post||24 May 2020||Craig Murray||On 12 April 2020 Dominic Cummings was seen in Castle Barnard during lockdown. Two days later, GSK of Barnard Castle signed an agreement to develop and manufacture a vaccine with Sanofi of France.|
|Document:Why the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app failed||Article||19 June 2020||Matt Burgess||On 18 June 2020, Matt Hancock announced that the planned centralised NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app, which has been trialled on the Isle of Wight and downloaded by tens of thousands of people, has been ditched in favour of a decentralised system developed by Google and Apple.|
- "Who is 'career psychopath' Dominic Cummings set to join Johnson's team?"
- "Brexit has given us an unelected bureaucrat, who married into aristocracy, pulling the strings in Downing Street"
- "An interview with Dominic Cummings"
- "Dominic Cummings found in contempt of parliament"
- "Did Dominic Cummings really warn of the threat of coronavirus?"
- "Have I Got News for You? Dominic Cummings, 29 May 20"
- "Chief Whip named Michael Gove as the Minister in the false gay affair claim... and did he REALLY call Theresa May a 'charisma free b****'?"
- "Dominic Cummings: The Vote Leave chief who invented £350m claim before admitting Brexit was a mistake"
- "Who is Dominic Cummings? The Durham man behind Brexit played by Benedict Cumberbatch in Channel 4 show"
- "The Resistable Rise of Dominic Cummings"
- "Revealed: Cummings is on secret scientific advisory group for Covid-19"