Boris Johnson told Dominic Cummings that it would be “ludicrous” for him to become Prime Minister.
That’s according to the former chief adviser’s latest post on his Substack website attacking the way the UK Government operates.
Mr Cummings claimed in a blog that he knew that Johnson was “unfit to be PM”, adding: “We also knew that he knew too, since he’d told us.”
The former No.10 supremo wrote:
“On 24 June 2016 in Vote Leave HQ, just after Cameron had resigned, Boris pulled me into the odd little room where the ‘campaign within the campaign’ was run. What now? Boris told me with a laugh, ‘Obviously it’s ludicrous me being PM – but no more ludicrous than Dave or George, don’t you think?’
I agreed and reminded him of the main elements of the deal we’d agreed with Michael Gove about what to do next.”
In recent months Mr Cummings has frequently used his blog and Twitter account to criticise the Government he helped get into power. He’s also revealed damaging information about Mr Johnson and attacked former health secretary Matt Hancock. He shared WhatsApp messages from Mr Johnson in the early days of the pandemic branding Mr Hancock “totally f****** hopeless”. Less than two weeks ago Hancock resigned after leaked CCTV footage showed him kissing departmental aide Gina Coladangelo.
Following Mr Hancock’s resignation last week Cummings claimed Johnson, who initially said he considered the kissing matter closed, only let Hancock go due to being bombarded with text messages from his wife Carrie.
When Hancock’s replacement Sajid Javid was announced, Cummings decided to stir the pot again by saying he “tricked” Johnson into firing the former chancellor into firing him last year – and called the appointment “awful for the NHS.”