Vote Leave mastermind Dominic Cummings and his role in Downing St - BBC Newsnight

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The Vote Leave campaign boss, Dominic Cummings, has been appointed as a senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

After working as an adviser to Michael Gove at the Department of Education, Cummings was campaign director for Vote Leave during the EU referendum.

He’s credited with devising the Leave side's winning strategy, coming up with its slogan "Take Back Control".

But what does his new job in Downing Street mean for the future of Boris Johnson’s government? Could an early election be on the horizon? David Grossman reports.

Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.


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Watch his lecture “The Hollow Men 2014”. All is explained and he is right and needs to be listened too!

Author — Ork Eng

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Ditches are full of water in Lincolnshire this time of year and even fuller on 31st of October ! Have a vision of Jacob Reece Mogg driving a JCB with Dom and Boris going up A1 😂👍

Author — guitarlover302

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Does anybody see anything weird about the comments.

Author — Billbobaggyballs

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Yes, BBC "News"night: and was Mr. Cummings wrong about the political class?

Author — Yul Hubbart

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My Lord almighty, Dominic Cummings sounds to me more like the Second Coming, then a political advisor. More power to the man's elbow, and may he have all our thoughts and prayers. No wonder our top civil servants are scared to death of him, I certainly would be if I was them. In former times our top civil servants, and most of the rest, would have long since been hung drawn and quartered. Vastly overpaid, corrupted to the core, self serving treacherous scum, the lot of them, indeed being so has long been the only real qualification for the job. Even promoting Whitehall's tea ladies and car parking staff to top civil service posts, certainly could not harm our position.


Cummings has plans, and knows full well how to implement them. Let us hope he does so sooner rather than later, or at least before these bastards know what has even hit them. However if I was Dominic Cummings I would employ my own carefully selected bodyguard and food taster ASAP.

Author — Gary Powell

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It is good that Cummings triggers the BBC.

Author — alphabetaxenonzzzcat

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Micheal Gove: "HELLO!" 1:43

Author — A Brit In Canada

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Say what you like he’s still a Tuesday Man a ras clat.

Author — likklej8

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New bogeyman, fear sells, BBC sells fear.

Author — J Bagger

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D C aka The Tories unelected "Rasputin" is running the country His Way !

Author — ragnor1980

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When ever you can bypass the government red tape you should

Author — Ramsey comics

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Mastermind? 😂😂😂 We've got a deal that is basically 95% Theresa May. We've got Theresa May Lite.

Author — Aaron NoneYa

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“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Winston Churchill ... and he did not even need the internet to tell him that.

Author — MrAaronvee

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The irony is that people voted leave because of "Unelected Bureaucrats" now support Dominic Cummings who is an Unelected Bureaucrat

Author — Michael Eade

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The entire civil service needs to be burnt out root and stem, then rebuilt from the ground up.

Author — richtea

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Think it's time to start using Dissenter

Author — Billbobaggyballs

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Its like watching a history of 1930's Europe.

Author — Andy Thomson

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Suddenly, the 3 word slogans seem like that part in the Wizard of Oz where they see the sad man operating the sad machine.

Author — Brendan Tiernan

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Well our govts structure is utterly crap a d destroys opportunities or people being able to be heard. Commerce cant exist this way and they damned well have to change or they will sink us all.

Author — Roving Roller

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the bbc aren't clever enough to assassinate mr cummings character. lookout he' s comeing for you aunty. the TV licence will be first to go.

Author — mizdamazda