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Will Boris sack Cummings ?

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gangy5 Tue 26-May-20 19:26:32

No of course he won't and he's daft if he does. What an asset he has been to the PM - helped him to win a large majority at the election and organised our exit from the EU.......and it would be a big mistake to surrender to the lynch mob (the media and the people who don't like him)

lemongrove Tue 26-May-20 19:31:08

I don’t believe he will sack Cummings either, especially not as a sop to the ravening media, and nor should he.
This will blow over like everything else does.

Jabberwok Tue 26-May-20 19:41:04

I sincerely hope so!

Whitewavemark2 Tue 26-May-20 19:44:14

No of course not.

He simply cannot function without Cummings.

tanith Tue 26-May-20 20:05:47

No can’t see him being that decisive.

Iam64 Tue 26-May-20 20:07:48

Probably not but he should ask DC to resign. His behaviour in driving to Durham, behaviour whilst he was there and that self entitled, self indulgent act in the garden at number 10 would have embarrassed any PM who was capable of feeling shame.

Hetty58 Tue 26-May-20 20:08:20

No, Cummings will have to resign. It won't 'blow over' and they've lost all credibility.

Blinko Tue 26-May-20 20:09:22

Could BoJo actually function without the Cummings? So that's your answer....

MaizieD Tue 26-May-20 20:13:21

I think that tory MPs getting huge postbags/inboxes of complaints from angry constituents may bring enough influence to bear...

mcem Tue 26-May-20 20:18:10

Bojo is incapable of making that decision without input from his senior advisor
.......ah but that wouldn't really work, would it?
Flags up his utter uselessness!

kittylester Tue 26-May-20 20:19:23

He should because, whatever the rights and wrongs of his actions, its a distraction.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 26-May-20 20:23:02

DC will resign on 1st July.........after 30th June UK cannot apply for an extension of Brexit.

Cindersdad Tue 26-May-20 20:36:47

Dominic Cummings seems to have some sort of hold over Boris. They are joined at the hip. Boris should sack him but may be fearful that he would be dragged down with him.

They will both go together but not soon enough. Many Tory MP's are getting letters from their consituents expressing dismay at the way Cummings has behaved. I give them weeks rather than months before they get what's coming to them.

Pantglas2 Tue 26-May-20 20:37:46

Jacinda Ardern didn’t sack her minister who broke their rules/guidance on the grounds that she needed his expertise in the handling of the crisis.

That was also Nicola sturgeon’s position although her minister eventually resigned.

Leo Varadker has broken his own guidelines in Eire ....the list is endless! Politicians (of any persuasion) don’t behave as they expect the rest of us to - I’m astonished that anyone thinks that they do!

Puzzler61 Tue 26-May-20 20:49:36

I think Dominic Cummings will work to the end of his contract - with Boris’s blessing.
Then he’ll disappear and after time, reinvent himself somewhere else.
To me he is a maverick.

JenniferEccles Tue 26-May-20 22:37:41

Roll on the 30th June in that case GrannyGravy13 !

I didn’t know about that deadline but I am pleased, although I don’t think an extension would ever have been an option for our negotiators.

EllanVannin Tue 26-May-20 22:42:39

Nope. Cummings will go under his own volition.

gangy5 Thu 28-May-20 20:48:00

Well - it's all over now !! Disappointing for some.

Iam64 Thu 28-May-20 21:18:42

What do you mean, it's all over now?
If you're referring to the lack of criminal prosecution, that can't really surprise anyone. The police had to investigate because complaints were made.
The Guidance about not leaving the house was not enshrined in law. There can be no evidence that would substantiate criminal prosecution for driving 60 miles, with your 4 year old in the car , as the only way to check out your eye sight is good enough to drive almost 300 miles back to London.
So - no surprises there.
The issue isn't about law, its about morals and ethics. Its about a public servant setting an example, by following the guidance he helped to write. It's about a morally bankrupt Prime Minister.

growstuff Thu 28-May-20 22:54:54

It is disappointing for anybody who cares about morals, ethics and democracy. Obviously that doesn't include some.

It's a great shame because I used to feel happy to belong to a country which other people respected for fairness and decency.

I believe the majority of people still are fundamentally honest and decent people. Unfortunately, there is a handful who have gained temporary control. There is little which can be done at the moment, but people do have long memories and there will be an election one day.

Daisymae Thu 28-May-20 22:55:52

I don't think that Cummings is going anywhere. He's waited too long to run the country.

growstuff Thu 28-May-20 22:55:55

No, gangy it isn't all over. You're going to be very disappointed if you thought it was.

growstuff Thu 28-May-20 22:57:13

I disagree Daisymae. He's waited to win a game. He'll go when it becomes too much to handle (by the end of this year).

growstuff Thu 28-May-20 22:59:21

He'll go and leave somebody else to leave the sh*t he leaves behind - aided and abetted by his Brexit cheerleaders.

So sad!

Whitewavemark2 Thu 28-May-20 23:21:03

Emily Maitlis - silenced
Chief Medical Officer - silenced
Chief Scientific Officer - silenced

Dominic Cummings - have a press conference in the Downing Street Garden

Don’t you get the feeling you’re being played?