Dominic Cummings claims he considered a COUP to get rid of Boris

Dominic Cummings claims he considered a COUP to get rid of Boris Johnson just weeks after PM’s massive 2019 election win because he did not ‘have a plan’ amid growing influence of Carrie Symonds on her future husband

Dominic Cummings will tonight claim he plotted to oust Boris Johnson just weeks after his massive 2019 general election win. 

In an interview with the BBC, due to be broadcast tonight, he said that by the middle of January 2020 – even before Covid struck, the Prime Minister ‘did not have a plan for governing’.

And he admitted that he and the rest of his Vote Leave allies began to clash with the then Carrie Symonds over who controlled the premier. 

In Dominic Cummings: The Interview, which will be aired at 7pm tonight he accuses the Prime Minister’s now wife of deciding it should be ‘me that’s pulling the strings’. 

He claimed that she tried to get rid of him ‘within days’ of the vote which handed Boris an 80-seat majority and replace him and his team with ‘complete clowns’.

Mr Cummings – who was Mr Johnson’s closest aide before resigning last autumn – said: ‘Before even mid-January we were having meetings in Number 10 saying it’s clear that Carrie (Johnson) wants rid of all of us. 

‘At that point we were already saying by the summer either we’ll all have gone from here or we’ll be in the process of trying to get rid of him and get someone else in as Prime Minister.’ 

In an interview with the BBC, due to be broadcast tonight he said that by the middle of January 2020 – even before Covid struck, the Prime Minister ‘did not have a plan for governing’.

And he admitted that he and the rest of his Vote Leave allies began to clash with the then Carrie Symonds over who controlled the premier.

He added: ‘(Mr Johnson) doesn’t have a plan, he doesn’t know how to be Prime Minister and we only got him in there because we had to solve a certain problem not because he was the right person to be running the country.’

The revelation is the latest broadside from Mr Cummings, who has repeatedly bitten the hand that once fed him since he was axed last year. 

In the interview he will also accuse Mr Johnson pf trying to avoid a second lockdown last year by joking that it would only kill the over 80s who were expendable.

Mr Cummings also alleged he had to talk the PM out of visiting the Queen early in the pandemic by pointing out he could kill her if he was infected.

The former advisor, who was sacked at the end of last year, shared WhatsApp messages with the BBC as he alleged the Prime Minister was reluctant to heighten restrictions because ‘the people who are dying are essentially all over 80’ and therefore expendable.

In his first broadcast interview, with the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, the hostile former chief adviser to Mr Johnson accused his one-time boss of putting ‘his own political interests ahead of people’s lives’.

But it is the resumption of his war with Mrs Johnson that will raise most eyebrows. He quit No10 in December after losing a power battle with the PM’s third wife. 

Last month he used a Substack newsletter to describe them as like a ‘demonic Russian virus’ when together last year and described their relationship as ‘weird’ when he joined No10.

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