PM ‘must launch urgent inquiry into Dominic Cummings’s reign of terror’

Ex-civil service chiefs join critics of Boris Johnson’s aide as protests against ‘coup’ spread across BritainSenior politicians, a former cabinet secretary and an ex-head of the home civil service have called for a top-level inquiry into how...

PM ‘must launch urgent inquiry into Dominic Cummings’s reign of terror’
Ex-civil service chiefs join critics of Boris Johnson’s aide as protests against ‘coup’ spread across Britain

Senior politicians, a former cabinet secretary and an ex-head of the home civil service have called for a top-level inquiry into how Boris Johnson’s closest aide, Dominic Cummings, was able to sack an adviser to Sajid Javid, the chancellor of the exchequer, without Javid’s knowledge and then order an armed police officer to escort her out of Downing Street in front of staff.

A former senior Metropolitan police officer, former Chief Superintendent Dal Babu, also said the episode should be subject to urgent twin investigations by the cabinet secretary, Mark Sedwill, and Scotland Yard.

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