Contains strong language.
31 Oct 2023

Covid Inquiry: Cabinet Office was a ‘dumpster fire’ says Dominic Cummings

Political Editor

The Cabinet Office was a “bomb site” and a “dumpster fire”. Boris Johnson wouldn’t “absorb information” and “babbled” in press conferences.

The succession of expletives used to describe ministers “only understated” their incompetence.

This was the chaos at the very heart of Government, faced with the biggest crisis of a generation – according to Mr Johnson’s former chief adviser Dominic Cummings, who’s been giving evidence at the Covid Inquiry.

Warning: strong language