Johnson expressed the view that his former adviser, Cummings, always wanted to “place” Sunak at the top of the power
Boris Johnson has accused his successor Rishi Sunak of being a “dummy” and becoming prime minister at the behest of the former prime minister’s adviser -which apparently is now an “enemy” of Dominic Cummings.
In his sharpest criticism yet of the current UK prime minister, Johnson also claimed that Sunak lets Tory government ‘slide towards collapse without any clear strategy’.
The one-time Tory leader’s comments came in an interview with Nadine Dorries, a staunch Johnson ally who has just published a book about what she calls the former prime minister’s “political assassination”.
It is noted that Johnson was forced out of 10 Downing Street in 2022 after a series of scandals, with the resignation of Sunak – the then finance minister in the Johnson administration – dealing the final blow to his government.
Furthermore, in his interview with Dorries, Johnson also opined that his former adviser, Cummings, always wanted to “place” Sunak at the top of power.
“I heard Cummings say he started to plans to get rid of me in January 2020,” Johnson elaborated before revealing that “the plot was always to get Rishi in.”
“I just couldn’t see it at the time,” pointed out the former Prime Minister of Great Britain.