Sir Roger Gale’s “horse’s mouth” assessment could scarcely be more withering – but Number 10 refuses again to engage over Cummings’ actions
A Tory MP who voted with Boris Johnson on all readings of the opposition parties’ bill in Parliament this week has launched a withering attack, live on national television, on Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings.
Unlike the twenty-one MPs kicked out of the Tory party for voting against Johnson, Gale voted with the whip last night and today.
Describing Cummings to BBC News as an ‘unelected, foul-mouthed oaf‘ who abuses MPs who won’t toe his line, Gale said that Boris Johnson should personally frogmarch Cummings out of Downing Street – and that if he wouldn’t, then the Tories’ senior 1922 Committee should deal with him:
Cummings was revealed this week to have authored a document arguing that rich and upper-class people are there because of better genes and that wider access to education is a ‘danger’. The Tories refused to engage with questions about whether Cummings’ views would influence government policy.
Given the opportunity to comment on Gale’s criticism, Johnson’s office again failed to engage. A chaotic-seeming Number 10 today made no one available to provide comment, while an email enquiry received no response at all by the publication deadline.
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