Dominic Cummings

Cummings throws a spanner in the Brexit works

13 October 2021 11:45 pm

Is Dominic Cummings about to derail the government’s plans for a new Northern Ireland protocol? That’s the concern inside government as Boris…

What Dominic Cummings gets wrong

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Anyone who thinks Boris Johnson lacks statecraft should pay attention to Dominic Cummings’s attacks on him. They often to seem…

Dominic Cummings still needs to back up his allegations

17 June 2021 12:41 am

When Dominic Cummings, the Prime Minister’s former chief advisor, gave evidence to the Covid-19 ‘lessons learned’ joint select committee last…

Cummings's messages aren’t a ‘bombshell’ revelation

16 June 2021 9:35 pm

On days like this, I despair of the media-political village where I’ve spent most of my adult life. Because that…

What Dominic Cummings could learn from Xenophon

12 June 2021 9:00 am

On the subject of leadership, the Athenian soldier, historian, biographer and essayist Xenophon (c. 430-354 BC) had much to say,…

Portrait of the week: Boris Johnson’s wedding, bitcoin blackouts and a £140m tomato ketchup factory

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Home Freelance scientists urged the government not to end coronavirus regulations on 21 June, for fear of a third wave.…

What Dominic Cummings and the Prime Misfit have in common

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Should the name of Dominic Cummings ever make it into the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, there’s one Cummings phrase…

'There is no alternative': Why Boris will keep winning

30 May 2021 4:00 pm

Those of us who generally wish this Government well and consider Boris Johnson a preferable holder of the office of…

Portrait of the week: Bashir’s reckoning, Dominic Cummings’s evidence and ‘secret’ local lockdowns

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Home The BBC was engulfed in doubts after a report by Lord Dyson blamed Martin Bashir for deceiving the late…

How much damage to the government has Dom’s bomb done?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The more anticipated a parliamentary appearance, the less it tends to live up to its billing. But Dominic Cummings’s testimony…

Will Cummings’s accusations damage Boris Johnson?

27 May 2021 3:57 am

One of Dominic Cummings’s strengths as a campaigner was his genius for a clear message – think ‘Take Back Control’…

Dominic Cummings’s explosive claim about the Bank of England

27 May 2021 3:42 am

Amidst all the explosive claims made by Dominic Cummings during today’sselect committee hearing, one towards the beginning of the seven-hour…

Cummings, Covid and groupthink - a cautionary tale

27 May 2021 1:44 am

It is hard to deny the importance of the issues raised this week by Dominic Cummings. His decision to identify…

What will Cummings say?

24 May 2021 6:14 pm

As the government puts the final touches to its social distancing review and Foreign Office ministers ponder the best response…

The truth about the government and ‘herd immunity’

1 May 2021 9:00 am

I spent much of the 1980s and 1990s reporting on company chief executives who didn’t understand the distinction between mine…

How Tory MPs plan to clip Cummings' wings

30 April 2021 6:47 pm

On 26 May, Dominic Cummings will give evidence to MPs grouped on the health and science super committee, chaired by…

Why the Cummings row won't harm Boris

27 April 2021 4:43 pm

It’s hard not to agree with those who believe that Boris Johnson, forced into the second Covid-19 lockdown, did say the…

Does anyone doubt Boris's leaked 'bodies' comment?

27 April 2021 4:07 am

Of course Boris Johnson raged, King Lear-like, that he was prepared to ‘let the bodies pile high in their thousands’…

The 31 inventions that Britain really needs

27 February 2021 9:00 am

‘Get Brexit done, then Arpa’ read Dominic Cummings’s WhatsApp profile. Arpa was what’s now the American Defense Advanced Research Projects…

Portrait of the year: Coronavirus, falling statues, banned Easter eggs and compulsory Scotch eggs

19 December 2020 9:00 am

January Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, signed the EU withdrawal agreement, sent from Brussels by train. Sajid Javid, the Chancellor…

The highlights of history: a Spectator Christmas survey

19 December 2020 9:00 am

Which moment seems most significant or interesting?

Boris in a spin: can the PM find his way again?

21 November 2020 9:00 am

With Cummings gone, which way will the PM turn now?

The truth about me and Dominic Cummings

21 November 2020 9:00 am

It is such a relief that Dominic Cummings has gone. Not for the sake of the country or the government…

Inside the court of Carrie Symonds, princess of whales

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Inside the court of Carrie Symonds

Portrait of the week: Cummings goes, Corbyn returns and pigeon sells for £1.4m

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Home Dominic Cummings, the chief adviser to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, left Downing Street after a week in which…