Dominic Cummings

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…

The memo Dominic Cummings never sent

3 October 2020 9:00 am

There’s something about Dominic Cummings I will always like, and perhaps partly it’s the danger. I hardly know him well…

Tanking the tanks could be a big mistake

29 August 2020 9:00 am

That an abundance of tanks is no guarantee of a happy and secure nation was evident from the Soviet Union’s…

Why Boris Johnson poached Prince William’s right-hand man

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Boris’s new permanent secretary is a complicated choice for No. 10