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"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

The Red Box Politics Podcast

03:42 min | 4 months 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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Boris Johnson Defends Virus Record After Ex-Aide's Attack

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 5 months 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 | 6 months 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 | 6 months 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 | 6 months 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 | 10 months 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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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"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

02:54 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Tell you what he was pumped up today, and actually there were a few of them, but he within a few points I notice he was just himself. The biggest comes as Andy. Murray there was some very funny Andy Murray moments where you just go, and let's go and finding serve come on speaking of iconic. I feel like the note we should end on. Is the the film for me will be an everlasting visual memory of Jamie Delgado crouched in the corner of a tennis court. collecting and distributing bulls. Yeah that was, that was quite something. A bit like the monuments the next banish. The coaches up to the rafters the the. To wasn't. They weren't allowed to sit down. With a cold the there's always something going on land in his entourage. That was the latest. Yeah, I mean get on Jamie Delgado for being. Prepared. Satiety that sure if. If someone, it's come up to me in that position prematch and said we will you crouch in the corner and collect the balls for me and I? Think are gone. Now you know in my job description. Anyway good on him good on him. Any other business chaps other than going to sleep Simon very clearly for you. To find some Red Bull. We're GONNA do this again. The Red Ball you podcasts, David seemingly permanently on the red bull. Well, we much appreciate it so and really do, and these are well. Fill it. We said this this year, but really unprecedented times, so it feels important. Cover it. And we look forward to. To your coverage of well the the android tool stuff, the Butler the Brits. Check out some stuff in the Telegraph's going to be great, Dominic Dominic Cummings gags about. Simon will be sorely disappointed if that's not the case. Said like David, thank you. Matt, he's He's listening intently, so he knows what to write about. The episode veneer pleads it lay to he. He can see me. I can see him ECON. Hear Him, but he's here. He's waving. He still delivered the best line of the podcast tonight so. So annoying. And we'll be back well I think. Still, Friday but possibly scenery David. Law has has a idea. But yeah. We'll see saying, and of course we starting with Wimbledon relived from Monday. If next week you've got back to the. Oh, but Simon David Matt. Thank you and we'll species..

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

12:12 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town 30 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 the European Commission is pledging to keep its ecological ambition intact as it tries to bounce back from the economic crisis triggered by the pandemic the commission intends to stay away from fossil fuel projects in his recovery strategy I will stick to its target making Europe the first climate neutral content by the mid century to help economies from the block bounce back as quickly as possible officials want to massively increase the 8.2 $5000000000 bond presented earlier 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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"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

12:12 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town 30 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 the European Commission is pledging to keep its ecological ambition intact as it tries to bounce back from the economic crisis triggered by the pandemic the commission intends to stay away from fossil fuel projects in his recovery strategy I will stick to its target making Europe the first climate neutral content by the mid century to help economies from the block bounce back as quickly as possible officials want to massively increase the 8.2 $5000000000 bond presented earlier 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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"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

12:12 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town 30 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 the European Commission is pledging to keep its ecological ambition intact as it tries to bounce back from the economic crisis triggered by the pandemic the commission intends to stay away from fossil fuel projects in his recovery strategy I will stick to its target making Europe the first climate neutral content by the mid century to help economies from the block bounce back as quickly as possible officials want to massively increase the 8.2 $5000000000 bond presented earlier 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 officer Johnson Charles de Ledesma London European Commission Europe $5000000000
"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

12:12 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town 30 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 the European Commission is pledging to keep its ecological ambition intact as it tries to bounce back from the economic crisis triggered by the pandemic the commission intends to stay away from fossil fuel projects in his recovery strategy I will stick to its target making Europe the first climate neutral content by the mid century to help economies from the block bounce back as quickly as possible officials want to massively increase the 8.2 $5000000000 bond presented earlier 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 officer Johnson Charles de Ledesma London European Commission Europe $5000000000
"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

12:12 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"British prime minister Boris Johnson's advice are likely broke the government's coronavirus regulations by traveling during lockdown the police say he won't face further action the adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town 30 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 resisted calls to 5 Cummings his most senior aide Charles de Ledesma London the European Commission is pledging to keep its ecological ambition intact as it tries to bounce back from the economic crisis triggered by the pandemic the commission intends to stay away from fossil fuel projects in his recovery strategy I will stick to its target making Europe the first climate neutral content by the mid century to help economies from the block bounce back as quickly as possible officials want to massively increase the 8.2 $5000000000 bond presented earlier 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

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year 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

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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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"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

08:26 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town 30 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
"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

08:26 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town 30 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
"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

08:26 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town 30 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
"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

08:26 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town 30 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
"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

08:26 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town 30 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
"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

08:26 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"The adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town 30 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
"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

11:29 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"British prime minister Boris Johnson's advice are likely broke the government's coronavirus regulations by traveling during lockdown the police say he won't face further action the adviser Dominic Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles at the end of March only to taking another drive to a cynic town 30 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 resisted calls to 5 Cummings his most senior aide Charles de Ledesma London

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

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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
"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

12:50 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"The junior government minister has quit the prime minister Boris Johnson's failure to follow his top aide to breaching looked on rules in Britain Johnson who stood by 8 Dominic Cummings of his decision to drive 250 miles to his parents house despite a national order the people to remain home Cummings says he traveled so that extended family could care for his full year old son as he and his wife had suspected coronavirus but many Britons say Cummings has made a mockery of the sacrifices of people who followed national protocols now Scotland minister Douglas Ross who resigned over the matter saying in a letter the vast majority of people do not agree with Cummings his interpretation of the rules Charles the live as well London

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

AP News

15:10 min | 1 year ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on AP News

"British prime minister Boris Johnson's plans to announce further looked on easing measures have been overshadowed by an outcry over the movements of a senior aide who allegedly flouted restrictions imposed during the corona virus pandemic conservatively the Johnson is standing by adviser Dominic Cummings who drove 250 miles from his London home to his parents house while he was infected with the virus Johnson told a news conference on Sunday that Cummings acted responsibly legally and with integrity but many Britons so the trip was a clear breach of the government's national stay at home order Cummings was heckled with coals of hypocrites as he returned to his London home Sunday several lawmakers from Johnson's Conservative Party have drawn opposition politicians in Corning for Cummings resignation so shockingly London

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"dominic cummings" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:09 min | 2 years ago

"dominic cummings" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"In person just days off to politicians agreed to a general election to break the political deadlock surrounding brexit one of them and this is claimed that may be security concerns over the prime minister's close the St Dominic Cummings has been up Boris Johnson site since Mister Johnson became prime minister in July but a senior member of the opposition labor policy says a whistleblower has voiced concerns about Mister Cummings Paul stealing is in Russia Joe McManus reports Dominic Cummings is a divisive figure in British politics in twenty sixteen he helped spearhead the official campaign to get the U. K. Arabs of the European Union now he's by the side of the prime minister Boris Johnson working to make bricks is a reality was an opposition politician Emily Thornberry says she's written so the Foreign Secretary citing concerns about Mister Cummings which have come from an unnamed whistle blower in the lecture which was copy to the heads of Britain's security service MI five and the foreign intelligence service MI six miss liberty describes our concerns these relate to relationships Mister Cummings may have developed with individuals involved in politics and intelligence when he witty rusher in the mid nineties missile berry admits she doesn't know if the claims are true but is no reason to doubt the whistle blower was motives and she wants to know with the prime minister's top aide has access to Britain's most secret files John McManus