Chief adviser’s no-deal hopes take a hit
A reportedly positive meeting between Irish PM Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson has led to warm words from both – and briefings from inside Varadkar’s team that a deal looks on.
That news is not exactly to the liking of Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings, judging by a capture of the pair:
Cummings, who is believed by pretty much everyone to be trying to engineer a no-deal exit, may be finding out that Johnson’s inability to follow a plan or a script applies just as much to him as to anyone.
Johnson’s hunched shoulders suggest he knows that when they get back to Downing Street this evening, the neighbours might be reporting him being shouted at.
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