Cummings denies being supply of leaked PM’s texts with Dyson


Dominic Cummings, the PM’s former leader adviser, has unleashed an all-out assault on Boris Johnson and his executive, denying he was once the supply of a leak of the PM’s texts, claiming Mr Johnson movements fall “some distance beneath the criteria of competence and integrity”, and accusing Downing Boulevard’s director of communications of “false accusations to the media”.

In a 1,000-word weblog submit, Mr Cummings additionally wrote that makes an attempt to get a Conservative donor to secretly pay for lavish refurbishments of the high minister’s Downing Boulevard flat was once “unethical, silly, in all probability unlawful and nearly without a doubt broke the foundations”.

The blogpost was once written in line with tales in 3 nationwide newspapers that Mr Cummings was once in the back of this week’s leak of textual content messages between the high minister and businessman Sir James Dyson.

The leak printed Mr Johnson had promised Sir James he would “repair” a tax factor for Dyson personnel operating to expand ventilators early on within the pandemic.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds wave from the steps of number 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has won a solid majority of seats in Britain's Parliament ... a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Boris Johnson together with his fiancee Carrie Symonds

Mr Cummings stated: “I do have some WhatsApp messages between the PM/Dyson forwarded to me via the PM.

“I’ve now not discovered those that have been leaked to Laura Kuenssberg on my telephone nor am I acutely aware of being despatched them closing 12 months. I used to be indirectly or not directly a/the supply for the BBC/Kuenssberg tale at the PM/Dyson texts.”

He stated he’s “glad to fulfill with the Cupboard Secretary” and to have his telephone searched.

Mr Cummings additionally wrote concerning the renovation of Mr Johnson’s Downing Boulevard flat.

He stated the PM had “stopped talking” to him about renovations closing 12 months “as I instructed him I believed his plans to have donors secretly pay for the renovation have been unethical, silly, in all probability unlawful and nearly without a doubt broke the foundations on right kind disclosure of political donations if performed in the way in which he meant”.

File photo dated 23/03/15 of Sir James Dyson. Downing Street has said it will publish correspondence between Boris Johnson and Sir James Dyson "shortly". Downing Street has said that an inquiry has been launched into how text messages between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Sir James Dyson were leaked. Issue date: Thursday April 22, 2021.
Downing Boulevard has stated that an inquiry has been introduced into how textual content messages between Mr Johnson and Sir James Dyson have been leaked

On Friday the federal government stated the high minister had met the prices of the refurbishment himself.

An e mail leaked this week urged £58,000 of investment for a “Downing Boulevard Believe” had come from a Conservative donor, Lord Brownlow, even though no donation has been declared to the Electoral Fee.

In a solution to a Space of Lords written query of Friday, Cupboard Administrative center minister Lord True stated: “Audited figures of spending from the allowance for the 2020-21 monetary 12 months aren’t but to be had; works have taken position via long-standing Downing Boulevard contractors on portray, sanding and floorboards.

“Any prices of wider refurbishment on this 12 months were met via the high minister individually.”

Lord True added that the federal government was once “taking into consideration the deserves” of whether or not works on portions or all the Downing Boulevard property might be funded via a agree with.

Mr Cummings has additionally claimed the United Kingdom’s best civil servant believed that every other No 10 adviser, Henry Newman, leaked the scoop of England’s 2nd COVID lockdown closing autumn. However Mr Cummings stated the PM regarded as shutting down the federal government inquiry into that leak as a result of Mr Newman is a detailed pal of Mr Johnson’s fiance Carrie Symonds.

Henry Newman has been contacted for remark.

Mr Cummings quoted the high minister as telling him: ‘If Newman is showed because the leaker then I will be able to have to fireside him, and this will likely motive me very severe issues of Carrie as they are best possible buddies … [pause] in all probability shall we get the Cupboard Secretary to forestall the leak inquiry?”


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