London, November 13
The disquiet caused by a power struggle at the very top of the UK government, which spilled out into the open earlier this week with a high-profile (Lee Cain) exit from Downing Street, seemed to intensify on Friday as it emerged that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior-most aide is to also resign next month.
Dominic Cummings, one of Johnson’s most influential and high-profile aides as his Chief Strategy Adviser, has not formally announced his resignation but a Cabinet minister confirmed that he is on his way out.
“He’ll be missed… But advisers come and go,” UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told Sky News. Cummings, 48, is widely credited with helping secure the UK PM’s thumping election victory in December 2019. — PTI