Prime minister’s controversial chief adviser leaves Downing Street after infighting at heart of government
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Reports are emerging that Cummings and Cain may have been placed on gardening leave until mid-December.
Dominic Cummings and Lee Cain will remain on the No10 pay roll until the middle of December but insiders say they have been put on “gardening leave” until mid December and will work from home.
“They absolutely won’t be coming back into the building,” officials say.
On the big political story in town, SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said: “Boris Johnson’s most senior advisers are abandoning the Prime Minister like rats on a sinking ship – just as the UK faces a devastating extreme Brexit, a second wave of coronavirus, and a growing Tory unemployment crisis.
It tells you everything you need to know about this arrogant, incompetent and self-serving Tory Government that they are ditching their responsibilities – at the exact moment their reckless decisions are causing the maximum damage to people across the UK.