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‘No.10 needn’t fear Dominic Cummings’
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‘No.10 needn’t fear Dominic Cummings’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
19 Mar 2021
What next for Dominic Cummings as Covid contract scandal heats up?
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What next for Dominic Cummings as Covid contract scandal heats up?

Former No. 10 advisor forced to defend himself against claim he handed lucrative deal to associates
16 Feb 2021
Government’s £2.7m bill for payouts to sacked advisers triggers fury
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Government’s £2.7m bill for payouts to sacked advisers triggers fury

Civil servants’ union accuses Boris Johnson’s administration of ‘breathtaking hypocrisy’ in spending on staff
16 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Covid Christmas ‘mired in mixed messages’
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Instant Opinion: Covid Christmas ‘mired in mixed messages’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 17 November
17 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Brexiteers ‘vanish’ as deal deadline looms
Boris Johnson and his former special advisor Dominic Cummings leave from the rear of Downing Street
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Instant Opinion: Brexiteers ‘vanish’ as deal deadline looms

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 16 November
16 Nov 2020
What was life like at No. 10 under Dominic Cummings?
Dominic Cummings leaves his residence in London wearing a face mask.
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What was life like at No. 10 under Dominic Cummings?

Divisive aide’s exit has unleashed deluge of negative briefings to the press
16 Nov 2020
Will Cummings’s departure reboot Johnson’s premiership?
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Will Cummings’s departure reboot Johnson’s premiership?

Controversial senior adviser set to leave as senior Tories aim to restore trust in government
13 Nov 2020

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Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings ‘failed on his own terms’
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Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings ‘failed on his own terms’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 13 November
13 Nov 2020
Does Symonds have too much influence over Johnson?
Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds attend a Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall
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Does Symonds have too much influence over Johnson?

Resignation of top aide raises questions over role of prime minister’s fiancee
13 Nov 2020
Quiz of The Week: 7 - 13 November
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Quiz of The Week: 7 - 13 November

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13 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Relax. Joe Biden will be sworn in’
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Instant Opinion: ‘Relax. Joe Biden will be sworn in’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 12 November
12 Nov 2020
Has Vote Leave lost control of Downing Street?
Dominic Cummings leaves his residence in London wearing a face mask.
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Has Vote Leave lost control of Downing Street?

Prime minister’s right-hand man hit by departure of close ally as No. 10 infighting intensifies
12 Nov 2020
The power struggle to become Boris Johnson’s chief of staff
Dominic Cummings walks up Downing Street on his way to No. 10.
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The power struggle to become Boris Johnson’s chief of staff

Former Vote Leave campaigner Lee Cain is PM’s favourite for top job
11 Nov 2020
Cummings ‘let off’ 20 years of back taxes on Durham home
Dominic Cummings arrives at 10 Downing Street.
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Cummings ‘let off’ 20 years of back taxes on Durham home

Government agency rules that PM’s adviser doesn’t have to pay out because property was built without planning permission
15 Oct 2020
Who are the runners and riders for Johnson’s chief of staff
Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings leave Downing Street
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Who are the runners and riders for Johnson’s chief of staff

PM’s search for senior aide could reduce the role of his controversial adviser Dominic Cummings
12 Oct 2020
Priti Patel in leak showdown with Foreign Office
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Priti Patel in leak showdown with Foreign Office

Home secretary’s asylum seeker plans leaked to discredit her, allies claim
2 Oct 2020
What are Cummings’ plans to reform the civil service?
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What are Cummings’ plans to reform the civil service?

War on Whitehall begins as PM’s closest adviser moves his team into Cabinet Office
2 Sep 2020
‘Free-thinking’ Johnson ally set to head the civil service
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‘Free-thinking’ Johnson ally set to head the civil service

Ex-assistant to Prince William lined up to replace Mark Sedwill as cabinet secretary
1 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: the US’s ‘second most dysfunctional family’
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Instant Opinion: the US’s ‘second most dysfunctional family’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 25 August
25 Aug 2020
Firm with links to Gove and Cummings handed A-level contract
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Firm with links to Gove and Cummings handed A-level contract

Public First given exam grading communications role without competitive tender
20 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 August
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Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 August

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7 Aug 2020
Cummings under pressure to explain second Durham trip
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Cummings under pressure to explain second Durham trip

Downing Street facing calls to produce evidence senior aide did not make a second lockdown journey
7 Aug 2020
Should Boris Johnson ‘cull the cabinet’ to end rivalries?
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Should Boris Johnson ‘cull the cabinet’ to end rivalries?

Outgoing top civil servant backs Dominic Cummings’ calls for smaller government
28 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Putin ‘wants Scottish independence’
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Instant Opinion: Putin ‘wants Scottish independence’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 22 July
22 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Labour can’t win by ‘pandering to right’
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Instant Opinion: Labour can’t win by ‘pandering to right’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 16 July
16 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Brexit has left Britain ‘friendless’
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Instant Opinion: Brexit has left Britain ‘friendless’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 15 July
15 Jul 2020
Why is the government paying Vote Leave’s AI firm £3m?
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Why is the government paying Vote Leave’s AI firm £3m?

Artificial intelligence operation Faculty Private has also received payments from company owned by Dominic Cummings
13 Jul 2020
Civil servants get ‘guide to thinking’ of Dominic Cummings
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Civil servants get ‘guide to thinking’ of Dominic Cummings

Civil servants instructed to read 20-page synopsis of the No. 10 advisor’s blog posts
10 Jul 2020
Dominic Cummings to tour MoD sites for security overhaul
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Dominic Cummings to tour MoD sites for security overhaul

PM’s most senior aide to play central role in review of UK’s foreign policy, defence and security
9 Jul 2020
Met police urged to investigate Cummings’s Durham trip
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Met police urged to investigate Cummings’s Durham trip

Former chief prosecutor fears ‘prosecutors have not received all relevant information’ about the No. 10 adviser’s journey
6 Jul 2020
Cummings gets £100m to save planet by ‘sucking’ CO2 from air
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Cummings gets £100m to save planet by ‘sucking’ CO2 from air

Treasury is funding the No. 10 advisor’s experimental scheme despite ‘scepticism’ in Whitehall
3 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: is Trump’s re-election campaign ‘toast’?
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Instant Opinion: is Trump’s re-election campaign ‘toast’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 1 July
1 Jul 2020
What are the books Dominic Cummings told aides to read?
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What are the books Dominic Cummings told aides to read?

PM’s most senior aide planning bootcamp to teach advisers ‘how to predict the future’
1 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘the global Covid-19 crisis isn’t over’
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Instant Opinion: ‘the global Covid-19 crisis isn’t over’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 30 June
30 Jun 2020