Dominic Cummings

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

An 11-year-old’s birthday party was hijacked by Brexit

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Saturday night we ate outside next to the floodlit rock face. Four adult guests came puffing up the path and…

Could Keir Starmer become a populist politician?

31 May 2020 8:04 pm

It has been a remarkable week. Boris Johnson’s refusal to sack Dominic Cummings for what the vast majority of Britons…

We can’t see the wood for the trees

30 May 2020 9:00 am

I was relieved to discover, earlier this week, that the Prime Minister’s special adviser, Dominic Cummings, was a symbol of…

Portrait of the week: Cummings under fire, protests in Hong Kong and a big cat in East Finchley

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Home Open-air markets and car showrooms will be allowed to open from 1 June and other ‘non-essential’ shops from 15…

It’s not only Cummings whose fate is at stake

30 May 2020 9:00 am

When the cabinet met by conference call on Monday, three ministers spoke in support of Dominic Cummings: Jacob Rees-Mogg, Suella…

The ferocious bias against Dominic Cummings

30 May 2020 9:00 am

At Dominic Cummings’s press conference on Monday, reporters tried two lines of attack. One was to behave like local detectives,…

Dominic Cummings has a human shield: Boris Johnson

25 May 2020 4:11 am

The rule of modern politics, let’s call it Trump’s first law, is that if you are being attacked for apparently…

What's more disturbing: Cummings' behaviour - or the mob pursuing him?

25 May 2020 1:00 am

The Dominic Cummings story is deeply disturbing. No, not the fact that Cummings and his wife, Mary Wakefield, took what…

Why Dominic Cummings' departure may only be a 'matter of time'

24 May 2020 8:45 pm

Dominic Cummings’s role in government no longer looks sustainable, as members of the cabinet and Tory MPs turn against him…

Will Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings be knocked off course by Sir Philip Rutnam’s resignation?

2 March 2020 1:07 am

There are a handful of big things to watch out for following Sir Philip Rutnam’s resignation as Home Office Permanent Secretary:…

What Boris has in common with Roman emperor Augustus

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

The PM was filmed introducing his new cabinet by getting them to answer in unison how many hospitals, how many…

Two books that made me forget everything else

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Gstaad I’ve been hitting the books rather hard lately, the ritzy-glitzy crowd having gone the way of natural snow. There’s…

What difference will ‘weirdos and misfits’ make to the civil service?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Dominic Cummings has written a modest blog inviting mathematicians, physicists, AI specialists and other experts to help him revolutionise the…

Why bother joining the Labour party?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Now that there is yet another chance to vote for a leader of the Labour party, if you are prepared…

Exclusive: Dominic Cummings’s secret links to Russia

16 November 2019 9:00 am

This week, a malign foreign actor invaded the British media, spreading disinformation and seeking to meddle in the general election.…