3 Jan 2020

Johnson adviser Cummings seeks ‘weirdos’ for civil service

He’s looking for young “weirdos” and “misfits” with odd skills, warning that if you don’t fit, “I’ll bin you within weeks”.

The Prime Minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings wants to radically overhaul the civil service, starting at the very top, inside Number 10.

His rambling blog post calling for bright young recruits has attracted the instant controversy for which he has become famous, but what could it mean for the way our government will be run, and by who?