Guru Cummings also says now that no one knows if Brexit will be good or bad after his fierce campaign in the referendum.
Dominic Cummings, a former adviser to Boris Johnson, affirms in an interview broadcast on Tuesday night by the BBC that the prime minister opposed the lockdowns to contain the pandemic, in the fall of 2020, due to the advanced age of the victims, and that he had not realized that he could infect Queen Elizabeth II with covid if he persisted in maintaining personal encounters.
Cummings has published dozens of pages critical of Johnson since his confused departure from government in November, in what was a mix of resignation and firing; He testified before a committee of the House of Commons explaining that the Conservative leader was reluctant to restrictions and that he does not have the necessary qualities to lead a government; now he gives his first long interview.
In his time as the prime minister’s pseudo-chief of staff, Cummings decreed a boycott of ministers of BBC news programs and his boss, Johnson, refused to be interviewed by veteran and demanding journalist Andrew Neil during the 2019 election campaign. He is now giving a personal interview to the BBC’s main political correspondent in Westminster, Laura Kuenssberg.
“At the time,” says Cummings, referring to the fall pandemic decisions, Johnson’s attitude was “a strange mix, in part … it’s all nonsense … that lockdowns aren’t really effective and In part, to say that this is terrible, but essentially those who are dying are all over eighty years old.
Cummings describes in another passage of the interview that Johnson insisted on having weekly meetings with the queen, until his adviser told him that it could cause illness and death. Johnson’s ex-guru, who stood out for his talent in the 2016 referendum and 2019 general campaigns, also affirms that “no one on planet Earth knows if ‘Brexit’ is a good idea.”