Dominic Cummings’ writings are a window into the world of the special adviser now shaping Johnson’s premiership, Brexit and the U.K.’s future.
He is described as the back-office mastermind to Johnson’s front-of-house showman during the EU referendum campaign.
Politicians don’t get to choose which votes they respect. That’s the critical issue.
We all know that politicians are surrounded by people who are long on views but short on actionable advice. Very many people in politics have opinions, hardly any have plans.
So is Cumming’s merely the latest in a long line of geniuses to run things for the Conservatives in 10 Downing Street?
There is one thing for certain Britain is now being hurtled along by a manic fantasist and a Machiavellian aide – neither of whom was actually elected by the people – in their helter-skelter, do-or-die dash to be rid of the unelected Brussels technocrats they are shaping the Britain of the future with more than a hint of Trumpian logic.
As an online writer, Mr Cumming’s is a believer in the military principle of Auftragstaktik — the idea that leadership means giving subordinates a crystal-clear strategic goal. He describes himself as “not a Tory, libertarian, ‘populist’ or anything else” never missing an opportunity to apply the lessons of science to political decision-making.
Donald Trump said that Boris Johnson is the “right man for the job” for delivering Brexit.
He obviously does not know the English version of Mr Cumming’s but who could blame him as almost no one is on his level.
The whole discussion on Brexit is so full of empty epithets and silly name-calling, lie piled onto lie… claptrap on claptrap…Almost nothing can be taken at face value. Almost everything is a damned lie.
Mr Jonhson and his right-hand man Cumming’s are now set on undermining authentic community self-help organizations with money for fake government services, and eventually, they will undermine private industry with regulations, minimum wages, taxes, with rules and tariffs that small, low-cost, marginal businesses can’t afford.
The European Union might well have its core value in Peace but it also created a market who’s purpose was not just trading but to protect the public by preventing politicians from bankrupting the nation.
If England falls out of the European Union without a deal never before in the history of the UK will its economy see little growth at such a high cost?
Dominic Cummings was found to be in contempt of Parliament earlier this year for refusing to give evidence to MPs investigating ‘fake news’.
While working for then Education Secretary, Michael Gove a few weeks prior to leaving his post as Special Advisor, he published a 251-page manifesto explaining why Gove had got almost every policy wrong.
As recently as last month, he wrote a 10,000-word blog post calling for a Whitehall ‘revolution’. He has also criticised the “Kafka-esque” influence of senior Civil Servants on elected politicians, as it limits the potential for immediate reform.
To successfully leave on the 31st October, Boris Johnson will have to override the house of commons, and with Cummings as his advisor, it’s plausible he may just do it.
Cummings and his leader Mr Johnson are now seeking to close the bunker Parliament and limit its range of discussion.
Mr Dominic Cummings is a restless risk-taker.
Even if England gets rid of Boris, et al, what of the future over and above the impact of Brexit?
Will we see more of this “First Past the Post” democratic deficit leading to a bunch of narcissistic liars, or total incompetents, running the country on behalf of a minority of voters?
The Church of England is inseparable from the development of the English nation, monarchy, language, people, culture and more: they have co-evolved for five centuries. Until recently, to be Church of England was simply to be born English.
Where is its voice?
To put it another way, the legacy of King Henry VIII and his determination to assert English independence in both politics and religion (which were hardly separable in his time) seems perversely durable and stubborn to this day.
With Brexit fast approaching, reliable information is now crucial before a coup d’état by an unelected Prime Minister.
Oscar Wilde’s famous comment:-
“There are two kinds of tragedy. One is not getting what you want. The other is getting it”.
If Mr Johnston refused to step down in a no-confidence vote scenario England is not looking at a deal or no deal but it is looking at “the gravest constitutional crisis since the Civil War.
Surely its time for a written constitution.
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