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"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Media Show

The Media Show

03:17 min | 10 months ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Media Show

"I mean, there are sorts of information to journalists, which is valuable, because ministers want to stay clear of things, but like spads to get the message out. Especially advisers. Yeah, special advisers. So that's useful. And a directive communications if he or she is good is also valuable. I don't think it's corrupting in any way or distorting. I mean, obviously they're pushing their message, but it's the job of journalists to discern that. And try and find a path through it to get to the truth. But generally, they're pretty valuable, I'd say. But when a journalist or a director of communications comes to work for a newspaper, presumably, the newspaper is buying something from them about expertise, is it more than that is the access to power? Maybe, but it's pretty transient as people move on. It's just if you hire them as a journalist, you're hiring them for their skills as a journalist, not necessarily for contacts that could disappear quite soon. And if you're not hiring them as a journalist, that's something different, I suppose. Yeah. I mean, obviously, I understand everyone would understand that we need everyone needs sources at the heart of government. I mean, that's what you're talking about. But how much of a mouthpiece are you willing to be? Would you be happy for somebody for one of your journalists to be printing verbatim what someone like Dominic Cummings was telling them? Well, Dominic Cummings tells everybody. And a lot of it gets printed verbatim. I mean, I think if you're getting if you were getting good information of Dominic Cummings or really what was going on inside number ten, that's valuable. And you would report it as it would have a certain, it would have Cummings influence on it. Obviously. But if it was telling you what was happening, that's very useful. And you allow readers to balance that against other things. I mean, you go to other sources, you say, no, that's not true. That's not how it is..

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

05:39 min | 10 months ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"That it leaves her open, I suppose to accusation that she does have unfair influence over the prime minister. And so that's why she herself finds herself under the spotlight at the moment. And there are some saying that there hasn't been perhaps enough scrutiny there because of that political influence and political role that goes beyond the spouse because of her experience because our validations of sexism that it isn't something to go anywhere near. Do you think that it is right to have some level of scrutiny of her role beyond what might normally be said with regards to how your spouse influences you? Yes, I think in this particular issue if we particularly talking about party gate. I mean, I think some of the allegations may be a little difficult to unpick, given the setup that exist in Downing Street, which is that there is a place of living for the prime minister and his wife and indeed the Chancellor in his family and a place of work which are very much intertwined. And so I think even if you think about what Sue gray said about the parties in the garden, she said, actually, it was a sensible solution to extend the workplace into the garden during the time of the pandemic to give more ventilation for those workers, even though I think there have been some eyebrows raised about work duties involving cheese and wine, for example, doesn't normally happen in our work meetings I can tell you. But at the same time, there were also parties which took place in the flat above number 10 Downing Street, and of course I understand and we indeed looked at this party that if you look at and I think it will come out in due time and I won't name those names now, but if you look at the people that I understand were attending at that particular party, they were very much in the prime minister's wife in a circle as opposed to his. So you know who went to this party? Have journalists seen lists of names. We have been told and we have been given names for people which I have put to number ten and they have not been refuted, but we have been asked to be cautious about what we publish at this time given the fact that there is a police investigation ongoing, because it was going off journalists work here, but it has been said that that particular party was celebrating Dominic Cummings is exit from number ten. And therefore it was a political gathering in that sense. And that sort of celebration without naming names because I recognize you're not going to do that. With that match what you have also seen and heard. No, I've been told very interesting witness accounts of the party of loud music playing. There seemed to have been ABBA music playing. I think one journalist and indeed, I think we may have also reported it that the song winner takes it all was playing a song which was seen to be quite pointed given the tensions that had existed between the prime minister's wife and Dominic Cummings the prime minister's most senior aid..

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:16 min | 11 months ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Is absolutely shocking and has left constituents and others asking the question about why didn't the Met investigate And what happens next I do think we will see a police investigation following whatever is published tomorrow if it does indeed come out tomorrow Should officials who attended those parties if they are proved should they resign either civil service or within government I think that would lead to an intense Carl of civil servants and political appointees in Downing Street But ultimately responsibility lies with the prime minister He allowed this to happen It was his officials who took the decision to have it There's no way he didn't know Given the volume of parties And of course there are further allegations pending about the use of the flat and check is another thing So the culture of irresponsibility of all blade breaking lies with the prime minister at which of course is a factor behind his reluctant to dismiss Dominic Cummings when he broke the rules on that handcuff when he broke the rules He was doing it himself so he could never impose a bolt on anyone else And ultimately responsibility lies right at the top And then on to move on you're just back from a visit to Ukraine What was the mood like amongst people spoke to are Ukrainians expecting a war Are they expecting more imminently Actually we met with a range of the Ukrainian depth deformities and a range of MPs and the civil organizations and military leaders They actually don't like the way we phrased this in our narrative because they don't see this is about to become or what they think they've been at war Don't forget Russia has already annexed Crimea and it occupying Ukrainian territory So the whole framing of the debate has become almost Russia friendly because Russia wants to talk about this in the current context We're actually Ukrainians are fighting for their country back from the start point of 8 years ago when this all began So do you worry that Britain and the west are powerless and powders in terms of the narrative but also in terms of a potential for a hot war powerless to stop Russia doing actually what it wants to do which is done in Crimea And in terms of what I mean I think it's important to flag up that since the new year Russian supportive snipers and shelling has killed I think three Ukrainian soldiers in particular So there were a 128 shellings in December These are meant to be in breach of the midst agreement and we don't see sufficient in my opinion And we don't see sufficient international combination and action against Russia The Ukrainian government is begging for greatest sanctions now to try and calm things and resolve the situation And all strategy to recognize it is Russia that is in breach of international agreements including the very settlement that established the Ukrainian decommission of their nuclear arsenal back in 1994 That wouldn't have happened if Russia hadn't agreed the borders which Russia has now reneged on So that was a Neil coil labor MP for bermondsey and old southwark speaking to you in pots and are yesterday on Bloomberg a Westminster So interesting to get his views on Ukraine as the MP had just been there but the brinksmanship around Ukraine continues with Russia We'll have much more than British politics on Bloomberg Westminster today Simon hall conservative MP for north Dorset will be joining us and will also be discussing the allegations of islamophobia within the Conservative Party with Albert Kapoor who is senior policy officer at the Ronnie Meade trust This is just one of the controversies currently afflicting the government in terms of party gate islamophobia and also the resignation of course of a key minister concerned an angry about the treasury's response or lack of to pandemic fraud so that the four dishes related to the various loan programs that the government had So tune in to Bloomberg Westminster catch it like 12 noon UK time or do download the podcast Now coming up next we'll be speaking to Thanos van.

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Media Show

The Media Show

05:15 min | 11 months ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Media Show

"He was absolutely complete master of that. Whereas I think Boris Johnson has Helen says that somebody with a journalistic background, he probably would have been better served by someone like Dominic Cummings with his disdain for the lobby, probably trying to rein in the prime minister's instincts always to respond to the front page headline that you're doing. You're doing your colleagues to external out of a job because you're, of course, they remember, as you're saying, was not a journalist. So he was better at it than some other people that have perhaps gone in there, but Laura Hughes political correspondent at the FT. It was the benefit to the newspaper. Hiring someone like James slack straight out of Downing Street. What is the benefit to the son of that? Cuisine that they works both ways. So the reason why politician would hire a journalist is because a journalist like James black, for example, was very good at preempting what we were going to ask. So it would work the other way as well in the sense that perhaps they thought he might have an insight into how government was working would have good contacts there. But it's less clear to me actually that the benefits of that because whether or not you would do that, I have not so sure in there are lots of rules for people that do move between these two worlds that try and govern them. But I think what their story did make clear is that it can be incredibly awkward to move back and forth so so soon after you've been in one role because of the questions that have inevitably come up about this. And we know that clearly he wasn't telling the sudden about the party said we're going on. So they didn't get any insight from him from having hard. And Helen, I mentioned the telegraph, Boris Johnson was their star columnist for years. They've supported him throughout this crisis, but it was the telegraph that broke the story about parties the night before Prince Philip's funeral. Do you think Boris Johnson has lost their support? I wouldn't bet against in some future time him being offered another massive contractor right telegraph columns if his reign of a thousand years ever ends, obviously you can imagine that happening..

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:13 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"A look at what else is happening in the news. Taiwan's defense minister has said Taipei will not start a war with China, but that the self ruled island is prepared to defend itself fully. Police in Norway say there are investigating whether the murder of 5 people with a bow and arrow was a terrorist act. And the World Health Organization says a newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens could be the last chance to determine the origins of COVID-19. Stay tuned to monitor 24 throughout the day for more on those stories. But first, two years, since the most contentious part of the Brexit divorce deal, the Northern Ireland protocol was negotiated, revised proposals are now on the table. European Commission of vice president maros said COVID presented a slight reworking of post Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland to assuage the concerns of the UK government and Northern Ireland unionists. Or joining me is the political journalist earned author Teresa Terry. The UK prime minister Boris Johnson fought the 2019 election on a get Brexit done platform. During the campaign, he repeatedly claimed the withdrawal agreement he to negotiated with Brussels including the Northern Ireland protocol was a great deal. It was oven ready. But now his ex adviser Dominic Cummings has said the plan for the protocol had always been to ditch the bits we didn't like in quotes after winning power. So did the UK ever have a workable plan? Well, it's very interesting looking at there's this speech by the cabinet minister in charge of these Brexit negotiations, lord frost, he went to Lisbon to make it a big grand statements about the future role of Britain, and he sort of seemed quite outrage. He said, we are being asked to run a full scale external boundary of the EU through the center of our country. And you think, well, that is what you negotiated. And he made the protocol was drawn up in extreme haste at a time of great uncertainty. And you think, well, yes, we didn't know that, and we did know that there were going to be problems with this. But I think sort of what we're seeing here is a bit of a bit of bluster on both sides as actually the EU and the UK are moving slightly closer together on quite a lot of these issues. When it comes to the actual concrete discussions about how to make this protocol work better, I think the two sides are less far apart than they were. But I wonder if they could be trusted. I mean, Cummings remarked prompted Leo varadkar island's deputy p.m. to warn governments doing trade deals with the UK that it's a nation that doesn't necessarily keep its word, you know, it can Boris Johnson's administration be trusted to stick to any new rule. Well, this is, this is the trouble yesterday. So Dominic Cummings yesterday was doing long screeds of tweets exactly all about partly blaming the prime minister who he said didn't really understand what he had signed up to and in any case was liable to change his direction at any time. He's constantly comparing the prime minister to a sort of a wonky shopping trolley. And then in one of the tweets he said, newsflash cheating foreigners is a core part of the job. Now if you're David Frost who in his speech said, we are constantly faced with generalized accusations that we can't be trusted and not a reasonable international actor. This is not necessarily what you want somebody to say out loud. Because he has to know at the end of this week, go into another series of more substantial talks with the EU and Maoist chef kovic is saying that he hopes to have an outline agreement possibly within three weeks, possibly by the new year. So you probably don't really want somebody saying the quiet part out loud, which is, you know, that you are not necessarily negotiating in good faith when you still have to go in and continue these discussions. But it does seem to be that there are certain areas where they might give whether the EU has given some ground where the UK might give some ground. So we're talking about less documentation, for instance, for food products going into Northern Ireland, possibly agreement on things like medicine, possibly agreement on importing chilled meats and plants and so forth. Still some big sticking points, though, for instance, the role of the European court of justice is this going to be the ultimate thing that decides disputes between the UK and the EU, now Britain saying, we still have to still don't want that. We don't want the ECJ deciding things for us. That this now is possibly some prospect of some other kind of arbitration or mechanism that goes between the two. And they're still a sticking point on things like moving pets across borders. So I mean, there was a meeting between all 27 European ambassadors to sign off on revised proposals. And we're told that it was highly contentious. Do we know what areas cause particular concern? Well, I think these areas, the areas where they're still, they have to work something out is particularly the thing about the role of the European court of justice. So the EU has said, there is no single market without the role of the European court of justice to arbitrate over any disputes. But there seem to be suggestions that they could bring in some kind of another layer if you like before just be get so bad that it has to go to the European court of justice. Many people on the British Brexit side are saying, well, you know, the point of leaving the EU was that we don't have to abide by these institutions, making decisions for us. But they do seem to be also more ideas about ways of talking to people in Northern Ireland about what the problems are before the problems become more severe. But there seems to be at the moment less talk about red lines and looking at lord frost's speech in Lisbon, much less talk about this idea of invoking article 16. So sort of unilaterally breaking the protocol. He did mention that, but he mentioned it fairly low down the page in his speech, and it wasn't something that was really kind of front and center. So what's the British reaction been to the EU proposals? Well, they are saying that the government's saying they're ready for these next stage of intensive talks. The proposals seem to be widely believed to be more wide ranging than the UK government had expected them to be. So they seem I think fairly fairly pleased by this..

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

08:02 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on FT Politics

"And thus the thing that the treasury's mice worried about now such graphic. The health secretary has given undertaking to rec- not the chancellor that this won't happen that the money will eventually be released from the national health symbols stocks move across social caste system as the cost of funding. The cap starts to come through the system. But as you say separately. And i if which will increase in the capacity of the nhs by ten percents over the next three years. Does anybody really think with the aging population. The chris just mentioned that the nhs's currency give up some of that ten percent increase capacity and one hundred to the social caste system. I'm just going back one step. I think it's important that the what's driving. This policy is the nhs the chess is always the most exposed flank for the conservative party. Out a general election and the idea that you go into an election with wasting this ten twelve thirteen million people would be an absolute disaster. So i think all the other decisions that flowed from that including the decision to put up taxes. And that's the that's the thing that story. Mp's i'm through by the bill. What do you make about the in degeneration arguments about this. 'cause you being consumed the tax rates. Now and the oval tax burden is going to be hitting a seventy year high by this and you know that might matter for economics not light you but in reality. What is that going to meet people who are working but also for students who have got student loans. I think the two things that are really important into generation. A one as that some people say oh this just protects the wealthy kids of wealthy families. That's really because of the cap on social cabin. Really not what it's doing so i. I don't think there's a great case because what is really doing is ensuring that someone a family of any sort of wealth who suddenly has very very large social costs because of dementia in old age for example isn't penalized. We don't try and save the public violences by The the the luck of what happened to dial in this country but way the point is massively more pertinent. I think sabe as suggesting is what's happening to tax rates own perfectly ordinary incomes full large groups of societe at different age rates. And if you just look at graduates who have to pay wants. The income is above about twenty seven thousand pounds. So we're talking you know early. Stage teaches marketing executives. These sorts people. Nothing we're not talking bankers or anything like that. They're not higher rate taxpayers. They will find that off to these. New national jones increases if their employer gives them. Let's say at a thousand pound pay increase. That cost employer a thousand pounds bowl. They will only see five hundred pounds of it so that that tax rate on on pay now for graduate basic rate tax pain. Gretchen is fifty percent. No we like to set talk about a headline income tax rates with twenty percent. But the reality for very large sums of people. This is much much higher than that and it's very high and nationally for those sorts of people. It's not that. Uk's anymore low. In those circumstances it might be low if your basic rate paying tax path. Who's not graduate not paying back a student loan but if you walk you're very much in the same bracket of attacks wedges between what employers pay and what you receive as in denmark or germany or even frosts now george obviously politically the conservatives think. They can get away with snacks to this week. It's kind of multiple when we've looked how chaotic boris johnson's governments being when there's been policy announcements. They've been bought stole. They've been you turned. And in fact dominic cummings the privacy former chief adviser predicted that it was going to be a disaster and i think we both agree. It's been anything but that they wrote the pitch pretty well miss. We knew what was coming quite far in advance. There will be some dissent within cabinet but also nobody resigned and none of that's been made public and then when it came to the house of commons debate and the vote on these these tax rises to pay Nhl social though only five conservative. mp's who voted against on basically up to who loves small satan just opposed to the whole concept of the state doing this some more abstentions but generally the cabinet ministers downing street and the people. I've spoken to this week. That delighted at how easily has gone down. Considering the fact it is just a big old tax rise the kind of thing that the labor party would normally do yes. I mean that huddle summit think about it and to prepare it and you could tell that to me was well executed. We have the threat of a reshuffle hanging around to try to maintain discipline. The policy was tweaks a bit of the last minute to bring in for example older people who are still working off state pension age dividend taxes were increased. Some people haven't been expecting that the means test was a bit more generous so there was a loss of tweaks in the end make it more palatable and in the end i was sitting there in the chamber dynamics very strongly in favor of course johnson's policy tori. Mp's cheering for more kiss. Dhamma looking disoriented by the whole thing. Not knowing how to reply that sort of that was very buoyant mood and the conservative party by the to meet boris johnson for ninety twenty two missing on the wednesday night however while i would say about all that is that the polling i think initially was encouraging fatories. They like the public. Were in theory at least in favor of increased taxes to pay for the nhs social care but as the week were on the polls dot look a little less favorable and by the time we got to friday. There was a poll in the times. Yougov poll showed the tories behind labor for the first time since january and with six in ten voters saying that they thought the tories no longer cared about keeping taxes. Low now something. The tories can ride through at the moment. You have to take tough decisions in midterm of parliaments. Of course that's what you'd expect course johnson city gets credit taking those tough decisions but the big danger. I think the tory policy which is deeply uncomfortable with this approach is if we get two years down the line. Close that the election people start to feel the pain in that pay package when these tax rises on the nhl waiting this haven't come down significantly on social care hasn't improved significantly. Nothing that's heavy political penalty to be paid by the prime minister. And i think that's why this money's going straight to the nhs now because the people in the government. I've spoken to this week. That worst nightmare is the waiting list. So in a really bad situation in fact all public services contain a bad situation at the end of twenty twenty three which is when they will be fully passed the pandemic hopefully by that point in the economy will see whether Running the next election chris. The other reason that johnson seems to have quotes got away with this is because of labor is because kissed stood up and said that they supported extra money for the nhs but they didn't support this plan. They voted against the measure. But having off thighbone alternative and this is a classic problem of being opposition because of see sa- kick put forward a different plan. Now it will be tokyo development by the next election yet. He batted all over by johnston. The commons essentially said they've got no plant on the labor voted against it. Which i thought was curious. I abstained in that vote but the thought they voted against. It means the tours canal. Say for until the next election labour voted against giving the nhs more money they can. I think oppositions always in this position and this is always the the fate of positions. I think this won't be the thing that determines the election. The thing that will determine the election as george says is. Do people see that. The money has made a big difference both in the nhl in healthcare and also in social cab. That's one really big question. They will certainly feed it in their pay. Packets come late. Twenty twenty three or twenty twenty full and then the other question which is maybe pool hopeful the conservatives. I think is that they're also. What big questions on the public finances. Generally that they've sent she squirreled away quite a lot of money and i wouldn't be a tool surprised to public finances. Don't look considerably better not in this this year..

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

"It's covering people you know private sector consultancy's okay that these guys are like one percent of the lobbying that goes on what we need to do this stuff that's in house but in-house lobbyists do not need to register even then the kind of things that are registered fate. The berman face to face meetings. We know from the way that being operates the face to face meetings are very much not the be all and then don't a lot of this goes on. What's it goes on through find compensations the the seniority at which you need to register. It is extremely high. So you're dealing with ministers dating with feminine secretaries permanent secretaries. Basically you know the boss of a department in the civil service. So vince below that they need to talk about it. Spied specially advisers. These are the guys that are bruton sort of by ministers if the world made any fucking sense to to they would bring in because they can do whatever they like with special devices. You could have an expert in whatever field your supposed to be in charge. Because they never fucking that what they do is they bringing to advise them on politics and vice on communications. Even though these deployments already have a fucking communications department within them you have this. That doesn't need to be put in the register it is. they're on new pos. The whole thing is just a big fucking hole. It's a big loophole. Does it get so little traction. This white not enough people care about it at the moment. We've talked about that. And i i was thinking about some of the aunts is that i've given the you and i both the things you know. There's there's quite hard to get people and there's money trail. It's complex story. It's not the same as you know. Hancocks snug someone in his office is obviously different catfish. But the truth is you do think back to the sort of brown paper envelopes staff of john major years and i know it's by virtue of there being a brown paper envelope. It's more immediate obvious. And sort of almost dramatic theatrical. But i didn't think it's just that akon help but feel that there's been a date like deterioration in our assessment of how government works. I think has to do with. The financial crisis is to do with some of the bbc with phone hacking seducing expenses with brexit dove which expect really the the that we are going to have very high principles govern. We just think people do pay for access that doesn't assumption of it's corrupt and that has veered against us horribly. So now when we're presented with this administration that is so much more pernicious in this kind of practice. Paradoxically acoustic even less damage because the whole of political coach has deteriorated such as chris. Gray wrote a very smart piece for byline times this week in which he was basically saying that we we are left with the trappings of democracy but to hollowed out center. And you can see that. He makes a very good example of the parliamentary language debate. We we enforce meticulously the rules parliamentary language but the morality that lies behind those rules. Which is that. you mustn't behave like annoy. We do not enforce in fact we expect them to behave quakes. It's also functioned the poor quality of people who go into government now And i think there's all kinds of reasons for that but it's it is. We have such low expectations of politics politicians. So we've just take democracy for granted that we haven't seen here how corruption composing your democracy and how fragile it can be and so you just don't see the danger you don't believe the danger and you sing in states as well in in this concept that as a foreigner i notice from the burma-thai arrived here this above board the concept of above board that if i declare something somehow the country goes away but now you declaring something for people to see. There's no conflict you know a health minister. I remember andrew lansley receiving donation from the owner of private healthcare. Care company to his private office why he was health secretary. And it's like you can't declare that conflict way. It doesn't just because you said look i'm taking money from casino wants to talk to you about p. them because if someone close to the nhs. I'm sure you've you've observed it with with the horror. The way that contracts went straight to friends and contacts off the cabinet and dominic cummings saw. Obviously that we had to act quickly and that every other country has been doing the same thing. Way from where you're standing what what did it look like. I mean i you find really difficult question it. A when things really went bad in march everybody. I knew was trying to do something. And you just want to do something and to do that. You reach out to the people that you know and you trust. Because that's just how networks work right. So i was involved in the under- nightingale saying that up and it was kind of this this expanding network of people reaching out people. They'd work with people. They trust the people they knew. A good all coming together and doing something in quite extraordinarily wouldn't necessarily. In retrospect maybe the best choice but it felt like the time own. The kind of research collaborations. That i i worked in oil independent say dry. It's people that that you know. But they issue with that is you. Don't necessarily get the best people you leave out all the people who already left out because they didn't have access to those kind of contacts And there's no scrutiny. And in digging things needs mpp like they spend millions on the face mosque with leaves. When you call webuye in hospital you need much fitting mosques..

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

03:06 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

"Chancellor what they're short lived tenure in of again pretty chaotic periods of time while trying to fall through the brexit vote. Parliament being paroled judicial review. And then you know. Massive fall out with dominic cummings is that peak dominic cummings parody and number tatton. There was always frames. Ron the Even such jab around really passover. The prime minister he will always go on while and the various briefings about Less ashes team behind various things and likewise the opposite hitting back and it got to the day and i think beverages presumed fast bit three shelf will be the quickest confirming ephron saying great offices. Stay you waiting for an update takes a bit longer. Oh she was nothing takes a little bit longer. And then you start to realize actually we have appropriate because you had known us. People are in ed ten dining streets for these meetings and then images that such traffic has resigned. He has left as roma's chance and this was because he was openly presents a choice. That was really choice. Number tan had effectively. Said he could stay on his chance the button if he got with knee his entire team special advises and and he signed..

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Dominic cummings who gave an interview to the bbc from which we learned that swiftly after helping engineer johnson's thumping election winning two thousand nineteen cummings began plotting to depose him within days of the election. You were discussing. Getting rid of this foolishness. We'll be discussing. It doesn't apply it doesn't know how can you find me. And we got him in at because we have to solve a certain not because we thought that he was the right person during the country. So we've also learned that dominic cummings dominic mackenzie actual cummings of old. People is some sort of devious manipulator. The acceptance of whom into ones in the circle appears approximately as sagacious as keeping a snake. In your sleeping bag it has been quite the education this week. Yes let's have that clip. Everyone doing their captain reynaud from casablanca. Bit blows my way. Blow me down earlier in the week. Almost by way of a trailer for cummings confessional. We learned of a pilot scheme attention passengers. We've now reached destination. We'll hope you enjoyed the kind all that but whatever you started. Now let's roll with it. The pilot scheme we loaned off was one which exempts a select few recipients of a contact alert from the uk's test and trace app from the tedium of isolation and we'd loaned really very remarkably quickly off the saaji jovan secretary of state for health and apparently also full led to an irony tested positive for covet nineteen in the run-up to what had been billed as freedom day on monday job. It's positive test result. Obviously nailed boris. Johnson and richie soon eck chancellor of the exchequer as close contacts but it was explained that they were on this pilot scheme so it was all fine. This played. they learned pretty badly with many. many fellow. citizens already confined by similar alerts. Do we have an angry. More boediono file. What can we make one whatever. Works and we swiftly learned of a possible new world record four. the u-turn as the government executed the kind of maneuver that leaves you choking on tire smoke. Clutching snapped off handbrake and wondering why. Your trousers are on backwoods. We did look briefly at the idea of taking part in the pilot scheme which allows people to test. Daddy brother gets far more important than everybody sticks to the same rules. And that's why. I'm going to be so violating until the twenty six july monday the twenty sixth of july. So we'd learned that. Boris johnson's freedom. Day will occur exactly one week after hours still time to move a bunch of stuff around to confuse him. When he gets out elsewhere we learned that the ongoing legal travails of pop warbler. Brittany spears may end up fomenting a separatist rebellion in france. And remember where you heard this. I if adam curtis ever toy some bowls aching twelve hour long documentary series to this premise. A british retailer seeking to ring revenue out of the fervid. Online legions waging social media campaigns. On spears behalf commissioned ten thousand t-shirts bearing a hashtag emblem and the slogan. Free britney exit. Yeah we're going to need some silly french accordion music. Something went to skew. Somewhere and the.

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

05:58 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

"Welcome back to politics weekly. I'm jessica gould. Now it's been seven months since dominic cummings was pushed out of downing street. But he just can't seem to let the limelight go on cheese day in an interview with the bbc. Boris johnson's former special adviser claim that some of those closest to the pm were planning to get rid of them only days after the tories won the election. johnson is still heather so eighteen months on plus a pandemic. Where are we with the big themes of boris johnson's premiership while one of them. His big social care reform plan has once again been delayed until the autumn and announcement came about an hour after heather stewart spoke with david the former conservative. Mp for south west pitcher. Jill rutta a senior fellow at institute for government and ron show house the founder and ceo the think tank brightly and a former advisor to the conservatives. Let's first of all go back to last week What was seen as a kind of big moment in. Boris johnson's premiership. We were being briefed earlier in the week. He was going to sort of set out. What was the guiding idea of his administration. This idea of leveling up jail. Did you watch the speech or catch up on it afterwards. We didn't see quite didn't substance. Did we read it and it was a very older looking speech. I thought was interesting. Was clearly the lots of those that are strong rhetorical flourishes but it was quite hard to work out from the structure of the speech..

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

The Red Box Politics Podcast

06:35 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

"It seems like luxury able stein that way but it really should be Pneumatic everyone that you have someone there to be with you to hold you as you go one world into the next door's it however you feel when you have faith amont don't but i do definitely i would want someone with me. I was that was happening to me. And i think that's just a really really tough on very difficult for anyone else. Anyone in a cams step in this. That's kind of what. I meant about the long term consequences. Because i mean the ravens about enough anyway but We need to be thinking about setting up. Some sort of mass bereavement counseling. I think because this is really traumatic for a more does it. One hundred twenty thousand people have died. I mean they say no. They're all very you know intellect ten people that's over a million people suffering from An and we ignore that at our peril. You know it's like it's form of isn't it. And the thing that i think the reason it spill so difficult is because what we now know about kofi is. It's about the air and so all the touch what wet wipes and disinfecting all. That actually wasn't the thing that you know was the was the key and so maybe now only is is. It'd be very difficult to touch. But maybe maybe actually they could have done. It wouldn't have been as whiskey was patriots ever. Ob slow down. A visa credit with subscription to the tom dot com tons box up. Next is pam coups max. You're listening to the podcast now. It's time for this. Pm unpacked on times radio unpacking the politics and cutting through the crossfire order order i call up jolie patch mcguire. He's back. everyone's favorite political impressionist. How i am very well. I'm very very hot a now. I've got a newfound respect for james corden listeners. You don't tune into the video feed will no. I'm not no. I'm a large gentlemen. How james corden does this. La every day. I don't know you've you've got to jackie all and that's the thing is so wet now i can't take it off but now the my jackie is also anyway. Nobody needs to know. this is just awful. It's just very hard. I made say go into a do late wherever jacket look a bit. Smart is incite. Who who who was invented the last. Pm cues of the session is the sixtieth mark in the fact that the sixtieth anniversary here because we know pm cues. I'm pat episode one on friday. Is this a episodes going to live up to some of the great. Pm cues of our time in another world where kobe cases were through the floor. This might have been the return to a packed house kissed on his first time in front of a master of lebron. Mp's cheering him on a full bench. Well book labor witter earlier in the week told her. Mp's keep me muscles stay social distance and in this morning's times my friend yours. Henry's adleman cheaply correspondent has a story taurean. Mp's for all of the rhetoric on free screamed. I've been told to do the same thing so as well as the prime minister being checkers another installment hopefully the last installment in the of subdued pandemic chronicles case. Dhamma started the week over the weekend monday. Really sort of actually going in studs up on bush johnson on freedom day and saying mistake and saying we should always to wearing masks. And that sort of thing. Who do you think is ended. I suppose we'll question again at the independent. Here's but was ending the term in a better place. I think i think kissed armor has hit his stride found rhythm that works for him Minimizes the prime minister's ability to evade questions. Although he's trying and that that is making the most of fu great many Unedifying available new stories that crop up in the inbox any given morning that loan day. So be interesting to see whether one kissed references. The dominic cummings relations from last night and the night before and also the vence women proposes that came out this morning. might be a bit soon. You think You know kids don't tends to plan these things like any good law longtime advanced but labor thinks crime is dishes can decide next lashing. So we'll see. Yeah i mean that's a lot for him to go out. You could guys women. But she's done before a couple of weeks ago sort of terrible rape conviction bites daunted. Cummings could do. We could do the stories on the front of the michael crossings and pretty patel making up some other older ping damage all the And and just about anything else but let's find out then. Let's go live to the house comes. This is kissed her position. Stop thank you mr speaker. I also thank you and all of the house. Common staff everything. You've done to keep parliament open. Unsafe kind wish the prime minister that the checkers one well in his isolation with half a million people self-isolating. I think we ruled a bit surprised. The prime minister the chance of the cabinet office minister. We're all randomly chosen for get out of isolation three cod. But it's good that the price to finally recused himself even if it took a public outcry for the communities secretary to be humiliated on live. Tv always talk looking very said mr speaker if someone is pinged as millions will be over coming weeks should they isolate yes or no. Mr speaker is the answer to that. And i think that everybody understands the the inconvenience of being a being ping as roddy says ammo. I was out with you in the in the in the commons chamber. Today i apologize to everybody in business up and down at all kinds of services Public sector or otherwise. I who are experiencing inconvenience. We will be switching as the house knows to a a system based on a contact testing rather than a contact isolation..

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"World's largest meat processing firm says it paid $11 million to hackers who broke into its computer system. Last month. Brazil based JBs S. A said on May 31st that it was the victim of a ransomware attack. But Wednesday was the first time the company's US division confirmed that it had paid the ransom. JBs said the vast majority of its facilities were operational at the time it made the payment. But decided to pay in order to avoid any unforeseen issues and ensure no data was exfiltrate ID. The FBI is attributed the attack to reveal a Russian speaking gang that has made some of the largest ransomware demands on record In recent months, the FBI says it will work to bring the group to Justice Bernie Bennett reporting the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the sixth straight week as the economy continues to growth. Labor Department reports. Jobless claims fell by 9000 from the week before. Breaking news and analysis at town hall dot com. British Health Secretary Matt Hancock, defending his handling of the pandemic. Facing questioning from lawmakers, Hancock said that he had no idea why Dominic Cummings had a dispute with him and that he'd become aware that Cummings that wanted him fired two weeks ago. Cummings told lawmakers investigating the virus outbreak in the UK that Hancock quote should have been fired for a series of lies and for a litany of airs during the pandemic. Among those charges coming, said Hancock had claimed that during the early stages, people discharged from hospitals were being tested for the virus before going back to their nursing homes. Hancock denied that he had said anything to the prime minister that he knew to be untrue. Bernie Bennett reporting authorities in her Nando County, Florida, say someone stopped to mail a package at 3 30 in the morning and found a seven ft. Gator roaming the lobby. The building has automatic double doors that allowed entry during the off hours. A trapper.

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on Coffee House Shots

Coffee House Shots

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on Coffee House Shots

"And i think as said foreigners poke i think is interesting if you just look at the Whoa carson has things privately at feuds the various factions what vote leave saying of saying well. It's this past has happy in number ten. Quite six o'clock to her. And i think it hasn't helped. I think the fact that is also behind the scenes and she doesn't really have a public voice because it means you all relying so heavily on these various squads so d- wonder at the fact that it is now she is in this row means that have more public facing presence that ends in the sense that she's going to suddenly be his environment advisor which i think has been deflated in the press instead the fact that you can do things like this and there's almost i think to be there in public as she help a bit when it comes to. Is this person actually running the government. And then i think can expose what. See the rest of the g. seven i. I think we're gonna see more blanketed photo ops at the various partners. Not just why. I'm anna's it's been some interesting instead of. We'll hide cherry bladder released moments prices. But she is. I think the youngest facets events Imaginable fresh approach some her predecessors and james backing westminster today matt hancock was up in front of 'em mp's for his retaliation to dominic cummings hearing a few weeks ago. Did he say anything interesting. So having those quite a bit of nervousness among allies of my ankle. But then the last minute dominic cummings might take to twitter and say here all but here is the documentary evidence to back up. The claims that he made his select. If you remember he's just the ankle. It should have been five fifteen or twenty times but the cabinet secretary had lost confidence in my ankles. Honesty on a whole series of allegations. And that didn't happen. And i mean obviously the timing of the g. seven has actually university simba. The matt hancock would be fighting for his political life. This committee appearance. It didn't feel like that today. In westminster and ivy. He said some things. I've one of the most remarkable things he said was that chinese report by a some sporadic. Transmission of the virus was dismissed as a mistranslation back in january. I don't think he's quite remarkable and concerning there's also another interesting question guy on here which he sounded like dominant cummings in one regard which is expressing concerns the view among governments on advisors in the academic climbing community in the uk who were talking to was to benign and he was more worried nfl. Maybe the border should have been shot. But the he didn't feel confident new to take on the officials vice was was was a big thing and he didn't feel competent in in doing that. Perhaps explains why my ankle because become such a convert now to this idea of always having kind of australia. Install summer and the idea that you can't no one's going out of the country and no one's coming into the country an idea the popularity which seems very heavily depending on how sunny or rainy is outside. I still think there are some difficult questions when it comes to the public glorious moment of immediate danger for him a appears to have paused. Katie is that the limits than off the ramifications from dominic. cummings hearing. it's been quite a few weeks now. Since he gave evidence to the select committees and he hasn't given more evidence about backup..

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

The Red Box Politics Podcast

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

The Red Box Politics Podcast

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

"Meeting in the in the cabinet room publicly You'd heard that was new to me. I have to say. I didn't know that He said at one point you miss said every day to the prime minister that he should fire matt hancock. There was some serious allegations in their coq. Told us in the cabinet that people will get be tested before they went back to care. Homes happened here this short. The prime minister that everybody would be tested from the start which tried to throw a protective ring around our homes and that only later did they realise that this had not been the case. Now all the government rhetoric was put a shield about care. Homes and blah blah is complete nonsense then. He had a conversation with the prime minister in which they said hankook. The short was about. It could be sets the prime minister in almost the first meeting when he came back prime minister the british system is not set up to deal with. The secretary of state should be lies in means. That is a really serious allegation. Do you think people should be worried about facing corporate manslaughter charges. I don't know about that. Because i don't really know what. The kind of laws gets separates from these outs with the testing in particular. Then we'll sort of an implication that he was saying things that would help his political career rather than the health of the nation. Those rights are coming said. That pan colt made. That big claimed there will be a hundred thousand tests by the end of april onto thousand a day coming up this plan to build up the testing program but he describes hainkel ringing round the testing people trying to persuade them to gerrymander and the testing figures to make sure that the his hundred thousand tug at the end of april and coming describes having to ring around people saying please ignore him. It was criminal disgraceful behavior that caused serious harm which again is an could lee serious allegation they did not seek. They slightly massage the figures but they did more or less. Get to one hundred thousand so we kind of gave him but of snack on that what. We hadn't realized that the differences with cummings account of it. Is that this caused mayhem for the biggest price gang all designed to really ramp up testing much much more actually slowed things down in the end. Yeah it's such a shocking claim to think at a time like that. Any minister putting political point-scoring above a long term strategy. From what you know of what was happening behind the scenes. How do we assess those claims. This is hard for us to know the truth on that welcomed the opportunity to come to the house to put formerly on the record that these unsubstantiated allegations around honesty not true and that i've been straight with people so he's clearly denying all of the allegations and insisting he's been honest and open throughout. What do you make of that from everything that you've looked at in looking at the cummings evidence we obviously don't know what he said in private to the prime minister on the other hand we've seen what he said in public and on such issues as everybody got the cabinet needed he simply wrong on such issues as we didn't lock down too late he's simply wrong and saying that the was no herd immunity again. He's wrong. There is kind of a patent of these kinds of statements from him which are big and bold. And it's very difficult to understand how he could make. Those claims..

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

The Red Box Politics Podcast

05:48 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

"We've been promised an inquiry but until that happens two are probably the people who've come closest to explaining what was happening behind the scenes earlier this year. You published your book. Failure state which analyzes everything that was going on in number ten and westminster where the mistakes were made giving into last week before eagerly anticipated evidence from cummings. What did we know about his involvement and where he stood in the great cova debate in number ten where he tried to play down his power in that in his appearance before the select committee. He is there at the very key meetings. The very key decisions are all taken by tiny number people which is clues him in the primis. Maybe couple of others say here's enormously powerful time back in our first article and in april last year which was all about how governments had been really poorly prepared for the pandemic and how they hadn't hit the ground running. And how boris johnson nonchalant approach to. It wasn't really showing leadership on the virus. We wrote the cummings had gone along with the initial policy which was in effect herd immunity. And then he's sunday become freaked out by the reports coming in from the scientists that they were going to be hundreds of thousands of deaths if they carried on along the lines that they were doing and he had been quite instrumental nine or ten days before The actual lockdown in persuading the prime minister to change his mind and go for lockdown but even then the prime minister of the decision and we lost many many crucial dave's which infections rose as a result. That was his position. The first where everyone wanted had that what was described as a con thomas conversion the time from then on. We had recently. That he had been a proponent of taking swift action if infections began to rise again in the summer. And he had been a big proponent of the circuit breaker lockdown in tumba was extremely disappointed that the communist haven't taken his view then salad that relations going forward so we knew that much but he says put a lot more flesh on those bones to say the least before the session began. What did you feel. You were really hoping to hear in the session with the questions you wanted him to answer. Was we investigated. The government's response to the pandemic over the past year became increasingly clear to us. That live in a series of flagrant untruths. Told by the government. So we would intrigued to see whether cummings would come clean and the questions were the government's claim the pandemic planning was the best in the world. The team that prime minister had been showing strong leadership on the virus at the beginning of the pandemic the claim that the government had not been pursuing a herd immunity strategy. The claim the government had made the right decisions at the right time in terms of knock down and suddenly just as an aside that hancock claimed in the summer that nobody died because of the lay and looking down and which we saw as one of the most extraordinary untruths was one hundred lives so we we can treat to see whether cummings address coach relationship with the tree because we had made the point in the book that dominic cummings made when he was asked. Well give me an example of what a matt tong celtics untruths and he and he said quite simply. It was the claim that everybody was given the care they needed during the first wave. And we've done huge amounts of work on this and and we into simply wasn't true there was chaos in the hospitals and lots of people didn't receive the cat they deserved. I suppose advice pressing question that we wanted to hear coming to. The council was how johnson justified his decision in september last year to not lockdown. Despite the fact that he'd promised to do so in eight pro eve watched the whole marathon. Seven hours fascinated to know what you found new and most interesting to talk me through it. I mean we starting with the whole session began with dominic. Cummings issuing an apology. What did you make of that. This ingrate contrast of the government who've never kind of accepted that they got anything wrong. As far as i can see you know. We did several last year for the sunday times. Signed them long write-in by ever accepted any mistakes did george specifically said that we made the right decisions at the right time was metro. So they go the time saying they. Nothing really isn't it. Yeah exactly tell me. About his description of boris johnson in the run-up to that first lockdown iverson extensively about this. But what surprised you about everything he described. So we'd written about boris mislabeled. I five copa meetings on the virus throughout january and february and taking a holiday in the middle of february but coming certainly provided. Some new detail about johnson's adds to the. He made a speech in greenwich rates cooled responding to the viruses irrational pennock. This response johnson's first public mention of the virus. On the third of february twenty twenty. There is a risk that new diseases. Such as corona virus will trigger a panic and a designed for market segregation. That go beyond what is medically rational. At that moment humanity.

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

The Red Box Politics Podcast

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

"The government failed to thanks so much for doing this. We really appreciate it last time he spoke to you. I know it's not an easy things to about saints families of those who off dogs uncertainty. How saudi ion Mistakes made on six hundred. Dominic cummings began nearly seven hours of evidence in westminster in walsall near birmingham. Jane and norman. Wellington found much it too difficult to watch the time gonna change nothing in november. They lost their son cameron. To the second wave of the virus he was just nineteen. The wellingtons a one of several bereaved families. We spoke to last week. Who you'll hear from throughout this episode midshipmen says of this conversation. Muslim should still be here now. If i'm lose of dog. I i spoke to jane and newman just before christmas. Really fun to be around energetic. Time for his brothers and sisters use. It was user. Genuine love for cameron. It began with a cough. The family called. Nhs one one one who told him to rest mc off to start a mass and it kept struggling for week later. Cameron symptoms had got worse. Jane took him straight to hospital. Sodomy being all kind of pick up some.

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Boris Johnson Defends Virus Record After Ex-Aide's Attack

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Boris Johnson Defends Virus Record After Ex-Aide's Attack

"Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson has rejected claims by his former T. fate that he puts Britain's coronavirus response and is unfit for office denying the allegation his government over school tens of thousands of needless deaths in a testimony to lawmakers Dominic Cummings claimed that thousands had died as a result of the UK government's incompetence at the beginning of the outbreak the former top adviser to the prime minister said the government's response was slow and chaotic and Johnson fail to learn from his mistakes Johnson brushed aside the criticism some of the the common drive her doesn't bear any relation to reality prime minister went on to say that the government and himself what puts in a very pressurized situation at the outbreak of the pandemic leases being renewed credibly difficult series of decisions none of which we've taken lightly I'm trying to amass

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UK Cabinet Secretary Simon Case Questioned on Greensill

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:51 min | 1 year ago

UK Cabinet Secretary Simon Case Questioned on Greensill

"Uk's top civil servants. Simon case is being questioned in parliament about claims of impropriety made by the former number. Ten adviser dominic cummings casey's being asked about allegations prime minister. Boris johnson considered halting leak inquiry. In case it implicated a family friend. It comes amid an ongoing row over lobbying in westminster the funding refurbishments to johnson's downing street flat and the uk government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic well. Let's get more on this now. With regular article. Twenty four contributor launch price launch served as director of combs at number ten and is now a political commentator. Thanks for joining us as ever launched. Great to hear from you and good afternoon. I guess. There's the rub. Isn't it any one of these. Problems may be might be something that boris johnson will be fairly confident about putting aside taken in the round altogether. He looks like a man really in trouble. Yes the allegations against him a piling up. It's not surprising that there will come out in a in a flurry at the moment. Or two reasons one is that it does appear that his fallout with his former aide. Who was a pretty controversial figure and not always completely to be relied upon his a source of information perhaps dominic cummings. That's full out Is a gathering pace and cummings is a threatening promising. Perhaps more revelations about things that Boris johnson may or may not have said and done inside down in state. And the other is we have a quite important elections. Local and regional elections coming up in the united kingdom are on the sex and so the opposition already ramping up their tax on the government over all of this hoping that some of the mud from all these different allegations many of which will leave. Voters i'm sure bemused an onshore. What's important what isn't that. Some of that mobile stick.

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UK's Johnson Faces Questions Over Flat Refurbishment Funding

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

UK's Johnson Faces Questions Over Flat Refurbishment Funding

"British prime minister Boris Johnson faced questions over the costly refurbishment of his apartment on London's Downing Street following the series of the century indications that made by his former top adviser in a wide ranging blogposts Dominic Cummings accused his former boss of attempting an unethical foolish possibly illegal plan to get Conservative Party donors to fund a lavish refurbishment of the apartment the charges the latest in a string of allegations that Johnson and other conservatives including former prime minister David Cameron blood or broke rules relating to contacts with the owners and businesses opposition parties have picked up on that occasions ahead of local elections next month there is shockingly London

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Dominic Cummings Launches Attack on Boris Johnson's Integrity

LBC Election 2019

01:23 min | 1 year ago

Dominic Cummings Launches Attack on Boris Johnson's Integrity

"Suppose we should start with all of the lobbying stuff. Cameron green sale. The tax between boris. Johnson and james dyson the the intervention by dominic. Cummings yesterday which was fairly explosive. I think in so many ways and it makes you think well if this is how starting was it gonna go from here because it's quite clear that he's now gone agenda to bring down. Boris johnson. i think. I wanted this podcast to be called vacuum of integrity. Given that that was the brilliant line that dominic grieve has used this morning in. Reiter four boris johnson. Everybody who's a grievance against him is now going to weigh in eighty s that dominic cummings block which was actually quite short for him was nevertheless jam packed with content. And as you say probably the most worrying well. I mean there was there was he landed some blows with the thing itself to knee in terms of suggesting lert johnson had put off an incor- a leak inquiry into who had let out the stuff about The lockdown in autumn. Who had leaked about that. Because dominic coming suggests boris johnson. Thought the finger would be pointed. Henry newman who is carry simmons. Oh could it's like a bloody soap opera. this

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Covid-19 Restrictions Being Lowered In Britain For The Holidays

Monocle 24: The Briefing

07:46 min | 2 years ago

Covid-19 Restrictions Being Lowered In Britain For The Holidays

"Prime minister. Boris johnson has urged his fellow citizens to reconcile themselves to the idea of having themselves as he put a merry little christmas keeping gathering small and celebrations modest. And if there's any one person. In britain who can be taken completely seriously as a model of prudent abstemious restraint in their personal it is surely boris johnson covid nineteen restrictions will be relaxed over christmas but the government seems to be hoping that people will observe from anyway. It is infamous fairness quite the messaging challenge especially as vaccinations begin how to remind people that while we may be on the right track. We are not the woods on with more on this by lance price former director of communications at ten downing street lance if we focus specifically on the messaging challenge over this christmas would actually be easier. If there wasn't a vaccine. Well i don't know about that would be simple. Obviously if he could just say to everybody you can't dismiss. Let's cancel christmas. I'll be grinch. I know it's tough. But i'm prepared to do it because people aren't going to die if i don't and the vaccine certainly complicates whose ability to say that there's any evidence that he wants to say anyway and but it does make the challenge of advising people that the rules of area but that actually the government doesn't want you to follow the rules and he says it's too late to check for people to change their plans and then in the next press. He advises people to do exactly that. And to restrict themselves to stay in fewer people for less time than the rules actually allow. What would be the political judgment against just going full grinch. Would it be as i think a number of skeptics have suggested just that boris johnson has a chronic aversion to bearing bad news. Or or would it be a apps. More realistic assessment. That people just wouldn't listen anyway more of the latter than the former. He's had to accept his responsibility for delivering bad news. And although he's always reluctant to do it and he looks very uncomfortable doing it. He has full become used to having to do that. And i think where he's falling down. These is in in recognizing with the vaccine starting to be rolled out with relatively slowly. And it's only a relatively short period of time. Now that people have to knuckle down and be super super castle and He has taken his foot off the accelerator. He said that people can have this five day break and over over christmas when he knows in his heart of hearts. An older advisors are telling him this that it's very dangerous. Relaxation of the rules and that people will die one commentator in the in the times of london this morning describing those people who will out sadly lose their lives as being like you know the young men who went over the wire in the dying hours of the first world war just before the armistice signed. When you think back to your time in downing street did you have a general philosophy or idea of an approach for a moment of national crisis. Was there a a tone you so you thought you should take. Yes and i think. I'm a clearly nothing on the scale but we had to deal with some pretty bad news that had to be delivered to the to the public about health crises and about other matters as well and they approach to be always was to be extremely direct. Not give anybody the impression that you're holding anything that lay the facts on the table and actually go for a harder. Line the hats. You might be tempted to go full because you'll always regret it if you don't think that's a lesson that this government hasn't managed to learn. Do you think it's arguable. That boris johnson's appeals to a sense of personal responsibility. Fall into that whether that can be set to fit into the axiom that a moment like this. It's better to treat people like this soldiers than treat them like the victims. You know give people a sense of responsibility. Give them a a sense of purpose. Not that's all very well. We've some people clearly clearly doesn't work with other people. I think they have the evidence now to back that up because we have seen in parts of the country where people have been told to behave themselves in toll to a dietary restrictions. And they haven't done if you look at those graphs. We say on the on the news every night as they are taking up again despite the two or three restrictions that have been imposed and there is still that element of confusion about the door and people unsure about whether or not they all supposed. To be a vein. The rules or not just a few minutes ago. We had the health secretary in the house of commons announcing that cut large areas southland east of england being put into the higher tier two to three but literally less than a week. Not enough time for to make any difference and all of that is it. Goes against the sense of either got options. One is to give people personal responsibility and i just ask them to be sensible and appeal to their better. Nature's other to tell them have to do. It's fully between both stools. Do you think the government has yet recovered the credibility it squandered earlier in the year by defending dominic cummings for flouting the rules that they had themselves laid down an indeed that he'd helped drawer up that lingers that linda's own that was a key turning points in the government's communication strategy and in the confidence that the public advised from from number ten. The prime minister look really embarrassed when that was put to him directly by the labour leader promises questions on yesterday He didn't even answer. Didn't attempt to answer because there is no answer he can give to that. And and and i think that from that moment on people were less feeling. Well i will make up my own mind about this and in many ways the libertarian and boris johnson is okay with that it wants people to make a thorough months but he wants to make the right decision and and it don't make the right decision a he knows in his heart of hearts going into going into christmas and that if there is a significant increase in deaths over christmas he might try to blame it on people not doing not doing what. He's advise them to but most people will blame it on him for not been clear. They just finally do you think. Boris johnson has yet found a way to adjust himself to what is clearly a serious situation. I know we've talked about this before that you you have now. Situation where amount newest spent his entire career in public life pitching himself as a fundamentally unserious figure has to lead the country at a moment like this he struggles with it on on a daily basis. And you can see that in the not only the lack of clarity in his mind every time he opens melted public. Whether it's a news conference or the house of commons you can see that. He's wrestling with the prime minister. Team wants to be in thought it was going to be on. The one is having to be in the midst of this crisis. And i'm afraid his critics and i would count myself among them. have never found the need to revise our view. That is the romance. The job at this time land price. Thank you as always.

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Boris Johnson boots out top adviser Dominic Cummings

PRI's The World

04:37 min | 2 years ago

Boris Johnson boots out top adviser Dominic Cummings

"For his johnson's first year as british. Prime minister has been a rocky one. There's the pandemic johnson's own battle with covid. Nineteen never ending. Brexit talks and political u turns on everything from free school meals to a lockdown through it all johnson has had his chief advisor dominant cummings by aside last friday that partnership ended abruptly leaving many wondering. What's next for the prime minister and for brexit from london. The world's orla berry has more dominic cummings achieved what few advisors to any uk. Prime minister have done. He's become a household name in britain. Coming did so as the chief architect behind the vote leave campaign persuading voters to say yes to brexit in twenty sixteen. We can say the decision taken in one thousand nine hundred seventy five by this country to join. The common market has been reversed by this referendum. The british people have spoken. And the answer is we're out. The news was a stunning political developments. That cummings largely orchestrated when the conservatives won a majority in last december's election he got credit for that too for the campaign slogan that secured boris johnson. This landslide victory. Everybody my friends we didn't. We pulled it off in weight and monday and this majority we will at last be able to do what. Tension johnson awarded commes with the top job as chief advisor and the move upset. A lot of people because cummings is notoriously abrasive figure with a knack for robbing people up. The wrong way for those who oppose brags cummings is despised but in johnson's own conservative party. Coming plenty of enemies to is stone was abrasive and combative and involved attacking institutions in a way. That was very own conservative. That's david goldberg. A former justice secretary with the party speaking to the bbc his colleague. Mp charles walker says cummings cut off access to the prime minister. We feel we've lost in for the last year. We want him back. he belongs to. She doesn't belong to the advisers. He belongs to the parliamentary party. That elected him but despite the descent from his party colleagues. Boris johnson remained fiercely loyal to his toes. Assayed most memorably when cummings flouted national lockdown rules by driving to his parents home in another part of england and then taking a day trip to local castle what suffering with covert symptoms. Cummings was forced to give a press conference to try and explain his actions. My wife was very worry. Particularly given my is cited c. Which seemed to have been affected by the disease. We agreed that we should go for short. Drive to see if i could drive safely. Who drove for roughly half an hour. An ended up on the outskirts of bond castletown. His explanation did not go down well with the british public or many conservative. mp's but despite all the outrage the prime minister refused to sack. Cummings matthew flinders professor of politics at sheffield university. Says it's not just loyalty. Boris as a kind to me somebody who needs to be loved and actually bought. You had reposting dominant. Cummings was the most strangest sort of good cop. Bad cop political partnership basically domain. Cummings was there to ruffle feathers to be disruptive often that had to happen to shake things up. But boris was never gonna do that which makes coming sudden departure from ten downing street on friday. All the more intriguing. Some are convinced. That johnson's trustee aid finally turned against him but apart from the intrigue many wonder what cummings departure will mean for. The brexit talks with this hard line. Brexit tear no long regicide. Boris johnson agreed to compromise and strike a deal with the eu. Not to flinders. Doesn't think so. Now there are so many big big areas where there is no agreement a tool. It's hard to see even with dominic cummings out of the way whether that could be any agreement and actually the person who is strongest and most of bitten into not negotiating is is boris. So no. I don't think there's going to be southern rapid shift in european policy but former prime minister gordon brown says a deal could be on the cards speaking on national television. He says it's less about dominic. Cummings and more about who's moving into the white house. I think the arrival of joe biden has made all the difference. Icy trade deal coming pretty soon. The government simply cannot afford to be at war with america on the one hand in europe and the other at the start of the new year

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UK leader's top adviser to step down amid power struggle

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 years ago

UK leader's top adviser to step down amid power struggle

"British prime minister Boris Johnson's top adviser plans to step down at the end of the year after a bruising battle for influence at the heart of the British government's fueled by tensions over brexit and the cold with nineteen pandemic Dominic Cummings told the BBC it late Thursday night they plan to be largely redundant by Christmas political commentators have suggested Cummings would step down up to one of his allies was denied an appointment as Johnson's chief of staf Cummings the chief architect of the campaign to have Britain leave the European Union has been a divisive figure inside the conservative government since Johnson became prime minister eighteen months ago his position weekend earlier this year after draw hundreds of miles across England after contracting covert nineteen violating national lock down roles Serra Shockley London

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Juno Dawson

Mentally Yours

05:09 min | 2 years ago

Juno Dawson

"One and welcome to mentally yours. Metro Case Mental Health podcast I'm event and today. I'm chatting to Juno Dawson. She's a journalist and also who's recently released a novel called Wonderland. We've tested to have before on the podcast about trans. Women and mental health in general today. We're catching up with her to see how she's doing in lockdown and also to chat about her recent work. Dawson welcome back to mentally as thanks so much for coming on. Thank you for having me back time. Do I know exactly what it was? It was two years ago because I was really lay. Train hilarity and I've never been so stressed and then not only was I. I went to the wrong. Cheat stuff as well. I can't believe it's been two years, but thanks for coming back on. We were already gently checking about this before we started recording. How have you been getting on during lockdown generally? It's strange now because I want to use the phrase noble because I don't think his normal. Ud, just kind of comes and goes in waves. Doesn't it kind of? How bothered you are by things and I. Think in a strange with that. We've sled a relaxed some of the lockdown roles. It's almost harder in a way like when it was very strict roles, we'll do what we couldn't couldn't dare. Except for Dominic Cummings, who did? What we were allowed to do, and we all we all just stay home and we isolated with the people that we lived. Whereas now there's all these thousands of perplexing roles about you can go to the zoo, but you can't see grandma you're. You're allowed to go for Bob Hewitt at your friends, but you cannot can't use the toilet, so it's all. It's all very strange. During knows us to be happening when it's super strange. If you're single like me, because a friend tweeted earlier, basically you can go to the zoo, but you still have sex. If, you're single. Technically like that has been no announcement about anything like that. So that's is just a weird state of events is net, but anyway. The zoo. A question. So to get the most serious stuff. Have you found anything particularly challenge challenging during the pandemic. yeah I think. Initial theory again we've been. We've been inside for months now. going chronologically at the beginning of lockdown. Wife found really difficult was pretending that everything was normal. Think particularly as a writer people looked at. My life has one which could very much carry on us normal like. What are you worried about? You can just keep on writing like this'll be great. You could just get the next novel done. And so I made a little office space in my living room of tried to. was really really pushing myself to work. Like from nine to five and Then at the same time. I was like project managing my partner as well because he'd been furloughed was right will. This is a list of jobs that need doing around the house. About maybe three weeks in I just had a complete breakdown, and it manifested with me attacking of Venetian blind. Wasn't that wasn't behaving in the way I wanted it to, but that's just wasn't remember that night. I just went to bed, and just cried and cried and cried and Max I think wasn't really shall what was going on, but I think. I just needed to let it out because I've been soft clinging mom. And and you know, it wasn't normal and isn't normal this this isn't like anything that anyone who is alive now has experienced I mean potentially if you are old enough to remember World War Two and I guess you. You've lived through this situation before, but everybody Balm Post Nineteen fifty isn't GonNa remember any of situation like this and I think the there was almost I had to go through a process of just accepting that nothing was the same an indeed and I've had seen the people of referred to it as a love, the same emotions as bereavement. Light let's Elaine go part. Of like, you're not going to be seeing your friends, you're not going to be seeing your family. You'RE NOT GONNA be. Doing exactly what you want to do. Doubled up, point is. Public Health Fairs. Are. We GonNA get sick. Are we going to die? I'm having I was very lucky in that nobody who I personally NAR has. died of Covid, but my daddy did get sick from something else, so we were trying to deal with you. Know my dad being in hospital and Oh my God. He's in hospital with his diabetes is GonNa get coronavirus. So it was it was a lot, but the not feels like years ago now because that was like right at the beginning of lockdowns. That really does feel like a different life.

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Britons will be able to holiday in France, Spain and Italy from NEXT WEEK

The Leader

05:58 min | 2 years ago

Britons will be able to holiday in France, Spain and Italy from NEXT WEEK

"The UK could get foreign holidays back to selected destinations, but travel John the Simon Calder, his not impressed. And Bournemouth beach they partied in thirty degree heat like social distancing didn't exist. Be Two meters, or what with mitigation? It's like the Mediterranean, said the weather to remind us of what we're missing out on. At least for now it's report. The government's being busy signing up deals with countries like Spain and Italy that a let British people travel there without having to go through quarantine. Perhaps as soon as July fourth, it could be a lifeline, an industry that feared it could lose up to twenty billion pounds, but travel John Simon calder. His not convinced joins me now this as the so-called air bridges, just a rumor. What do we actually know about what's happening? We know that this is an extraordinary episode in government by League. It's now I think eight weeks since dominic. Cummings came back from his to <hes> Dharam and saw that the judgment was in some disarray and unpopularity over the number of. Deaths and decided that. It was time for an eye catching <hes> policy and he decided that quarantine would be the right way to go, even though of course at that stage, the rate in the UK, thank goodness was declining and only international medical is. There's no point. In current in on a blanket basis. When you're in decline and Sarah lots the other countries around the world, and set the around Europe, since we've just had neak after leak after leak, and some of them almost comedic say that we got the Communist announcement on the tenth of May and then immediately we got to kind of the CAN. It's actually an official government announcement. Saying well, of course, this doesn't apply to France and then that was quietly withdrawn. And then we have on this morning and I make it six days to July millions of <hes> policymakers and hundreds of thousands of the travel industry work workers simply do not know if foreign holidays will take place this summer. It is an extraordinary state of affairs and. All I know is what I'm hearing from various rumors in the industry, some of them when employees some of them pure guesswork, but not. Is that on Monday the? Department of. Transport will announce. A list of. Eight or ten destinations that you can travel to probably starting on the fourth of July, and probably the Foreign Office will change of guards against Auburn. Essential Travel, but we know that from older lakes we have been given a very very difficult guidance, so the countries that are on this list include places like France Spain. Italy! Greece, all popular tourist destinations for dealing anymore actually go Simon de think that the fears over Luna virus abated so much that people will willingly Kevin Aeroplane and head off to a tourist hotspot. Far Safer Agree Thailand in the zoos of Portugal which has nil rate at the moment sauce safer than you would in them, and while the government's insists that policy is informed by the science. The scientists aren't spoken to say this is the most Balmy thing. We've ever heard of the best way to get the rates down in the UK a get. The prevalence in the UK is for millions of people to go on holiday veto, less dangerous places, and so the government's move. Who's actually had counterproductive? Silently will increase the number of cases inside the gifts in the UK, but since it's a political stunt rather than serious policy. That's just I was gonNA say seeing consequences it was. Pretty foreseeable or anybody, he sorted through. There will serve NEPEAN and I. It will be much minister people going abroad. I, think trump ripley. <hes> the majority of people thinking just leave it so twenty twenty. And the still a very substantial minority who would love to go abroad and are simply. Profoundly frustrated at the way that the government has had will eight weeks decided to bring this dominate. Cummings decided to bring in and. We still apparently going to see a weekend of frantic phone calls between different governments you. You really couldn't make it up, it is. Often covering travel for a thousand years and have never ever seen. Government causing so much grievous. To the industry, most time traveled to skits only. It's <hes> did a great holidays. Fantastic value make lots of money creates loss of jobs and the government. Let's. Let's say Bieber at the moment. The government is <hes>. If sex out to to as much damage as possible to the UK traveler district, it's difficult. See how they could have done any more than I do now it's. It's it's. Shameful but secondly just tragic for the people in the travel industry <hes> desperately trying to rebuild and say jobs and assigned thing for the people who will die they county councillor in more responsible for tourism tells me. He's really worried that it will call us home because people will stay out they'll. Take, an infection oval the boldly government. Decisions during this crisis, this is. Probably the most damage

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Britons will be able to holiday in France, Spain and Italy from NEXT WEEK

The Leader

05:58 min | 2 years ago

Britons will be able to holiday in France, Spain and Italy from NEXT WEEK

"The UK could get foreign holidays back to selected destinations, but travel John the Simon Calder, his not impressed. And Bournemouth beach they partied in thirty degree heat like social distancing didn't exist. Be Two meters, or what with mitigation? It's like the Mediterranean, said the weather to remind us of what we're missing out on. At least for now it's report. The government's being busy signing up deals with countries like Spain and Italy that a let British people travel there without having to go through quarantine. Perhaps as soon as July fourth, it could be a lifeline, an industry that feared it could lose up to twenty billion pounds, but travel John Simon calder. His not convinced joins me now this as the so-called air bridges, just a rumor. What do we actually know about what's happening? We know that this is an extraordinary episode in government by League. It's now I think eight weeks since dominic. Cummings came back from his to <hes> Dharam and saw that the judgment was in some disarray and unpopularity over the number of. Deaths and decided that. It was time for an eye catching <hes> policy and he decided that quarantine would be the right way to go, even though of course at that stage, the rate in the UK, thank goodness was declining and only international medical is. There's no point. In current in on a blanket basis. When you're in decline and Sarah lots the other countries around the world, and set the around Europe, since we've just had neak after leak after leak, and some of them almost comedic say that we got the Communist announcement on the tenth of May and then immediately we got to kind of the CAN. It's actually an official government announcement. Saying well, of course, this doesn't apply to France and then that was quietly withdrawn. And then we have on this morning and I make it six days to July millions of <hes> policymakers and hundreds of thousands of the travel industry work workers simply do not know if foreign holidays will take place this summer. It is an extraordinary state of affairs and. All I know is what I'm hearing from various rumors in the industry, some of them when employees some of them pure guesswork, but not. Is that on Monday the? Department of. Transport will announce. A list of. Eight or ten destinations that you can travel to probably starting on the fourth of July, and probably the Foreign Office will change of guards against Auburn. Essential Travel, but we know that from older lakes we have been given a very very difficult guidance, so the countries that are on this list include places like France Spain. Italy! Greece, all popular tourist destinations for dealing anymore actually go Simon de think that the fears over Luna virus abated so much that people will willingly Kevin Aeroplane and head off to a tourist hotspot. Far Safer Agree Thailand in the zoos of Portugal which has nil rate at the moment sauce safer than you would in them, and while the government's insists that policy is informed by the science. The scientists aren't spoken to say this is the most Balmy thing. We've ever heard of the best way to get the rates down in the UK a get. The prevalence in the UK is for millions of people to go on holiday veto, less dangerous places, and so the government's move. Who's actually had counterproductive? Silently will increase the number of cases inside the gifts in the UK, but since it's a political stunt rather than serious policy. That's just I was gonNA say seeing consequences it was. Pretty foreseeable or anybody, he sorted through. There will serve NEPEAN and I. It will be much minister people going abroad. I, think trump ripley. <hes> the majority of people thinking just leave it so twenty twenty. And the still a very substantial minority who would love to go abroad and are simply. Profoundly frustrated at the way that the government has had will eight weeks decided to bring this dominate. Cummings decided to bring in and. We still apparently going to see a weekend of frantic phone calls between different governments you. You really couldn't make it up, it is. Often covering travel for a thousand years and have never ever seen. Government causing so much grievous. To the industry, most time traveled to skits only. It's <hes> did a great holidays. Fantastic value make lots of money creates loss of jobs and the government. Let's. Let's say Bieber at the moment. The government is <hes>. If sex out to to as much damage as possible to the UK traveler district, it's difficult. See how they could have done any more than I do now it's. It's it's. Shameful but secondly just tragic for the people in the travel industry <hes> desperately trying to rebuild and say jobs and assigned thing for the people who will die they county councillor in more responsible for tourism tells me. He's really worried that it will call us home because people will stay out they'll. Take, an infection oval the boldly government. Decisions during this crisis, this is. Probably the most damage

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EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 years ago

EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus

"The the European adviser Commission Dominic Cummings is pledging to has keep acknowledged its ecological driving two ambition hundred and intact fifty miles at the as end it tries of March to bounce back only to from taking the economic another drive crisis to a cynic triggered by town the pandemic thirty miles away the now commission Durham intends constabulary to stay away from say fossil the longer fuel drive projects did not in his reach recovery the rules strategy but I for will stick the second trip to its target how to Cummings making being stopped Europe by the a police first officer climate he neutral would likely content have been ordered by the mid to century turn around to help economies police say from however the block bounce they will back not as take quickly retrospective as possible action officials Johnson want has to massively visited tools increase to fight the eight Cummings point two his five most billion senior dollar aide bond Charles presented de Ledesma earlier London this year part of a plan aimed at making the constant more environmentally friendly environmental groups have remained concerned funds could be diverted to potentially environmentally harmful activities I'm Charles the last month

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EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus

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00:43 sec | 2 years ago

EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus

"The the European adviser Commission Dominic Cummings is pledging to has keep acknowledged its ecological driving two ambition hundred and intact fifty miles at the as end it tries of March to bounce back only to from taking the economic another drive crisis to a cynic triggered by town the pandemic thirty miles away the now commission Durham intends constabulary to stay away from say fossil the longer fuel drive projects did not in his reach recovery the rules strategy but I for will stick the second trip to its target how to Cummings making being stopped Europe by the a police first officer climate he neutral would likely content have been ordered by the mid to century turn around to help economies police say from however the block bounce they will back not as take quickly retrospective as possible action officials Johnson want has to massively visited tools increase to fight the eight Cummings point two his five most billion senior dollar aide bond Charles presented de Ledesma earlier London this year part of a plan aimed at making the constant more environmentally friendly environmental groups have remained concerned funds could be diverted to potentially environmentally harmful activities I'm Charles the last month

Dominic Cummings Durham Europe Johnson Bond Charles London Officer
EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 years ago

EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus

"The the European adviser Commission Dominic Cummings is pledging to has keep acknowledged its ecological driving two ambition hundred and intact fifty miles at the as end it tries of March to bounce back only to from taking the economic another drive crisis to a cynic triggered by town the pandemic thirty miles away the now commission Durham intends constabulary to stay away from say fossil the longer fuel drive projects did not in his reach recovery the rules strategy but I for will stick the second trip to its target how to Cummings making being stopped Europe by the a police first officer climate he neutral would likely content have been ordered by the mid to century turn around to help economies police say from however the block bounce they will back not as take quickly retrospective as possible action officials Johnson want has to massively visited tools increase to fight the eight Cummings point two his five most billion senior dollar aide bond Charles presented de Ledesma earlier London this year part of a plan aimed at making the constant more environmentally friendly environmental groups have remained concerned funds could be diverted to potentially environmentally harmful activities I'm Charles the last month

Dominic Cummings Durham Europe Johnson Bond Charles London Officer
EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 years ago

EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus

"The the European adviser Commission Dominic Cummings is pledging to has keep acknowledged its ecological driving two ambition hundred and intact fifty miles at the as end it tries of March to bounce back only to from taking the economic another drive crisis to a cynic triggered by town the pandemic thirty miles away the now commission Durham intends constabulary to stay away from say fossil the longer fuel drive projects did not in his reach recovery the rules strategy but I for will stick the second trip to its target how to Cummings making being stopped Europe by the a police first officer climate he neutral would likely content have been ordered by the mid to century turn around to help economies police say from however the block bounce they will back not as take quickly retrospective as possible action officials Johnson want has to massively visited tools increase to fight the eight Cummings point two his five most billion senior dollar aide bond Charles presented de Ledesma earlier London this year part of a plan aimed at making the constant more environmentally friendly environmental groups have remained concerned funds could be diverted to potentially environmentally harmful activities I'm Charles the last month

Dominic Cummings Durham Europe Johnson Bond Charles London Officer
UK police say Johnson aide made 'minor' lockdown rule breach

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00:30 sec | 2 years ago

UK police say Johnson aide made 'minor' lockdown rule breach

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving two hundred and fifty miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town thirty miles away now Durham constabulary say the longer drive did not reach the rules but for the second trip how to Cummings being stopped by a police officer he would likely have been ordered to turn around police say however they will not take retrospective action Johnson has visited tools to fight Cummings his most senior aide Charles de Ledesma London

Dominic Cummings Durham Officer Johnson Charles De Ledesma London
UK police say Johnson aide made 'minor' lockdown rule breach

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00:30 sec | 2 years ago

UK police say Johnson aide made 'minor' lockdown rule breach

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving two hundred and fifty miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town thirty miles away now Durham constabulary say the longer drive did not reach the rules but for the second trip how to Cummings being stopped by a police officer he would likely have been ordered to turn around police say however they will not take retrospective action Johnson has visited tools to fight Cummings his most senior aide Charles de Ledesma London

Dominic Cummings Durham Officer Johnson Charles De Ledesma London
UK police say Johnson aide made 'minor' lockdown rule breach

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 2 years ago

UK police say Johnson aide made 'minor' lockdown rule breach

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving two hundred and fifty miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town thirty miles away now Durham constabulary say the longer drive did not reach the rules but for the second trip how to Cummings being stopped by a police officer he would likely have been ordered to turn around police say however they will not take retrospective action Johnson has visited tools to fight Cummings his most senior aide Charles de Ledesma London

Dominic Cummings Durham Officer Johnson Charles De Ledesma London
UK police say Johnson aide made 'minor' lockdown rule breach

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 2 years ago

UK police say Johnson aide made 'minor' lockdown rule breach

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving two hundred and fifty miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town thirty miles away now Durham constabulary say the longer drive did not reach the rules but for the second trip how to Cummings being stopped by a police officer he would likely have been ordered to turn around police say however they will not take retrospective action Johnson has visited tools to fight Cummings his most senior aide Charles de Ledesma London

Dominic Cummings Durham Officer Johnson Charles De Ledesma London