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Just when we thought UK politics couldn’t get any more chaotic, former special adviser Dominic Cummings is back tearing into a government.
The former Vote Leave figurehead left his role as Boris Johnson’s right-hand man in November 2020, following a dispute over the resignation of Lee Cain – another ex-member of the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union.
Since quitting Downing Street, he’s been a bit of a thorn in the side for Mr Johnson and his government.
In May last year, he gave evidence to a Commons select committee on lessons learned from the Covid pandemic, in which he didn’t hold back in criticising the actions of his old boss and the then-health secretary, Matt Hancock.
Now, Cummings has taken aim at the Tories’ approach to government just hours after they unveiled a whole host of upcoming legislation in the Queen’s Speech.
In a post on Twitter on Wednesday, he wrote: “Vote Leave: Yimby [Yes In My Backyard], build build build, think long-term, focus on public.