LONDON: Dominic Cummings, one of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s most influential advisers, will leave his position at the heart of Downing Street when Brexit is done at year-end, after an internal battle over who should be Johnson’s chief of staff. Cummings, who masterminded the 2016 Brexit referendum vote and Johnson’s 2019 landslide election bid, told the BBC that his position had not changed since January when he said he wanted to be largely redundant by the end of this year. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told Sky that Cummings had planned not to stay in his position as Johnson’s senior adviser for much more than a year, once Britain left informal membership of the European Union. READ: Still no clarity from UK to assess financial market access, says EU “As he wrote right at the beginning of the year in his own words, he planned to make himself largely redundant this year with the big thing that he’d worked on, of course, which was Brexit coming to an end at the end of the transition period which is Dec 31,” Shapps said. The BBC citied an unidentified senior Downing Street source as saying that Cummings would be “out of government” by Christmas…. Read full this story
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