Dominic Cummings and Lee Cain, head of communications, were told by the prime minister to quit amid fears that they would “poison the well” if they were allowed to remain in post until the end of the year, as planned.
Their departures represent the conclusion of a vicious power struggle at the heart of government in which the two trusted aides were pitted against the prime minister’s fiancée, Carrie Symonds, who led moves to oust them.
Change advisors, why not? They are, after all, advisors. Sure, I sign up for much of the Cummings agenda but still, they are advisors, not the elected.
But then there’s the other part. Why or how does Carrie have any power here? And that she’s bonking Boris might be the correct answer but it’s hardly right for this age of strong, independent and feminist women, is it?