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The ousted couple Dominic Cummings and Lee Cain could return to Downing Street, insiders say


The ousted couple Dominic Cummings and Lee Cain could return to Downing Street and work on the Conservative's 2024 campaign, insiders say.

The Prime Minister is believed to have left the door open for Mr Kain to return as he spoke to colleagues in the chief communications officer after his dramatic departure on Friday.

It is also believed that the Tory leader said he and Mr. Cain would remain "good friends" before the aide-de-camp left Downing Street.

Although Mr Cummings' departure has been described as much more reluctant, Mr Johnson is also believed to have left the door open for his future return.

According to the Times and Telegraph, he is said to have spoken privately about bringing the band back together before the next election.

A source reportedly said: & # 39; The Prime Minister said he hoped the band could someday get back together at a convenient time.

The Prime Minister is believed to have left the door open for Mr Cain (pictured) to return as he spoke to fellow communications chief after his dramatic departure on Friday.

The ousted couple Dominic Cummings (pictured left) and Lee Cain could return to Downing Street and work on the Conservative's 2024 campaign, insiders say. The Prime Minister is believed to have left the door open for Mr Cain (pictured right) to return as he spoke to colleagues in the chief communications officer after his dramatic departure on Friday

The Conservative leader also reportedly said he and Mr. Cain would remain "good friends" before the aide-de-camp left Downing Street

The Conservative leader also reportedly said he and Mr. Cain would remain "good friends" before the aide-de-camp left Downing Street

Piers Morgan announces that the government's 201-day "boycott" of Good Morning Britain ends tomorrow with Matt Hancock slated to appear on the ITV show

A government boycott of ITV's Good Morning Britain ends Monday, and Health Secretary Matt Hancock will be on the agenda.

Mr. Hancock's scheduled appearance on Monday will be the first by a government official since April.

Moderator Piers Morgan said in a tweet: “BREAKING: I just had a call from Downing Street. @GMB's 201-day government boycott is over and Secretary of Health @MattHancock will appear on the show tomorrow morning. & # 39;

The 55-year-old Morgan had previously accused the government of “cowardice” for not having appointed cabinet members for questioning by him and co-host Susanna Reid, 49.

The announcement follows the departure of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide Dominic Cummings and communications director Lee Cain from Downing Street earlier this week.

"Maybe they are working on the 2024 election campaign, who knows."

The ousted Mr Cain, who reportedly quit after Mr Johnson's fiancée Carrie Symonds interfered in his promotion to chief of staff, is also said to have no hostility towards Mr Johnson, according to the Telegraph.

However, the paper says Mr Cummings' plans are less clear. The top advisor is expected to work with the government until mid-December.

It comes as the Downing Street Civil War took another dramatic turn last night when a flurry of startling new allegations surfaced.

Among them was the suggestion that Boris Johnson appointed his new press secretary – former BBC and ITV journalist Allegra Stratton – to appease fiancée Carrie Symonds and prevent her from becoming crackers.

The shocking allegations came after a weekend when Downing Street's dirty laundry was broadcast for all to see. The fighting that led to the couple's departure was exposed.

The influential aides both left number 10 on Friday and appeared to have lost a power struggle with Miss Symonds and her allies.

The word and counter war of claim and counterclaim has dwarfed Mr Johnson's leadership at a time when the country should be focused on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Downing Street has been prepared for a number of "revenge stories" since Mr. Cummings and Mr. Cain left, as they know the corridors of power well.

Friends of Miss Symonds hailed her for ending “macho culture” within No. 10, denied claims that Mr. Johnson “runs the government of a friend” and accused critics of “rank misogyny”.

She was drawn into the fight as part of a smear campaign, angry allies said. But last night, insiders showed no sign that the bitter line was being dumped with a series of jaw-dropping new claims.

Most extraordinary of all was the claim that, in the face of suspicion among those closest to the Prime Minister, discussions even took place in which an official suggested extracting top-secret information from Mr Johnson's red box – the government briefcases used by all ministers – to keep.

The influential aides both left number 10 on Friday and appeared to have lost a power struggle with Miss Symonds and her allies

The influential aides both left number 10 on Friday and appeared to have lost a power struggle with Miss Symonds and her allies

Among the numerous allegations was the suggestion that Boris Johnson hired his new broadcaster to appease fiancée Carrie Symonds (pictured together outside of # 10).

Among the numerous allegations was the suggestion that Boris Johnson hired his new broadcaster to appease fiancée Carrie Symonds (pictured together outside of # 10).

Boris Johnson plans to reset his troubled term in office by promising Northern Tory MPs not to give up

Boris Johnson will seek to reset his term in office today with a pledge to North Tory MPs that he will not abandon them in favor of a more metropolitan agenda.

The Prime Minister will tell Tory MPs who helped him win last year's elections that he "will never deviate from the course" that earned him an 80-strong majority.

Mr Johnson will use the next fortnight to get his leadership back on track following the departure of Dominic Cummings and Chief Communications Officer Lee Cain. Amid concern, he is pushed onto a "lively" agenda by his fiancée, Carrie Symonds, who appears to have won power on Downing Street.

This afternoon he will meet the newly formed Northern Research Group (NRG) before presenting his ten-point plan to tackle climate change later in the week and then finalizing the details of the spending review that the Chancellor will announce next Wednesday.

The Prime Minister's allies said last night he would assure Northern MPs that his "personal" goal is to improve the country and they will not be abandoned.

The group of more than 50 MPs wrote to Mr Johnson last month to urge him not to forget the commitments made in the last election when he won a series of so-called "Red Wall" seats from Labor.

One of the ringleaders said last night that there were concerns within the group that the Downing Street staff change will lead the Prime Minister to "forget the North and follow a more metropolitan agenda."

"The workers of the northern working class are hard to attract and that is what we have to deliver for them," they added. "We want leveling to be put on the government agenda, not on the side."

The term was reportedly spread in response to concerns that some "non-sensitive" issues in its red box had mysteriously leaked. There is no evidence that Miss Symonds was involved.

Downing Street also angrily denied the claim last night, saying it was "categorically wrong". Miss Symonds did not respond to a request for comment.

Insiders said the sharpness between Miss Symonds and Mr. Cummings and Mr. Cain was evident as early as March.

At the time, she allegedly tried to prevent the Prime Minister from holding a Covid crisis meeting to deal instead with a newspaper report claiming she wanted to get rid of her beloved Jack Russell Cross Dilyn.

Mr. Cummings "forced" Mr. Johnson to override his fiancée, it was alleged. He told Officer No. 10 to block all calls from Miss Symonds to the Prime Minister about the dog.

And he ordered Miss Symonds' official protest against the news report on Dilyn to be "burned".

Miss Symonds is said to have been furious at a report in The Times alleging that she no longer liked the animal.

She went on Twitter to denounce it and said, & # 39; total load of c ***. There has never been a happier, healthier, and more loved dog than Dilyn. & # 39;

The argument with Mr. Cummings and Mr. Cain flared up when Miss Symonds apparently asked Mr. Cain to file a formal complaint with The Times through the press guard IPSO.

He refused and pointed out that a Covid crisis meeting would take place in No. 10 that day. It is believed that Miss Symonds contacted officials in Mr. Johnson's office and told them to scrap the coronavirus meeting because she wanted the Prime Minister to help her follow up on her complaint with The Times.

When Mr. Cummings found out, according to sources, he stormed into Mr. Johnson's office and asked him to continue the meeting – which went on as planned.

A source alleged, “We were dealing with the extraordinary mayhem from Covid and Carrie worked in the private office (PM's Downing Street) for a full day. Something trivial about her dog everywhere.

"She went bananas and spent the day on the phone with officials and the prime minister trying to get the government machine to IPSO (send a formal complaint to the watchdog). The Times about it."

This weekend the departure of Mr Cummings and Mr Cain was welcomed by many Tory MPs who believed the volatile Mr Cummings had become too powerful.

Former BBC and ITV journalist Allegra Stratton is leaving Downing Street

Former BBC and ITV journalist Allegra Stratton is leaving Downing Street

Friends of Miss Symonds (pictured with her dog Dilyn) greeted her for ending the macho culture within # 10

Friends of Miss Symonds (pictured with her dog Dilyn) greeted her for ending the macho culture within # 10

Mr. Johnson was furious over allegations that Miss Symonds & # 39; Tory enemies were his fiancee and mother of his son & # 39; Princess Nut Nut & # 39; have called.

However, many senior Conservatives have expressed concern about the apparent influence Miss Symonds has on Mr Johnson, both politically and personally.

Miss Symonds, former head of Tory Communications, has strong views on environmental issues and the early probation of rapists.

A close ally of Miss Symonds said: “It is certainly in the prime minister's interest to hear from a number of people.

"What man would not ask his informed partner what he thinks about something work-related?" But a number 10 claimed Miss Symonds' bombing (Mr. Johnson) with texts and everyone on Downing Street knew their ranks.

Dominic Cummings leaves # 10

Head of Communications Lee Cain

The shocking allegations came after Dominic Cummings (left) and communications chief Lee Cain (right) left

“I used to get mad at him for letting her get away with it, but now I'm just sorry. He looks very unhappy. It's like she took him hostage. It cannot go on because it is terrible for our country. & # 39;

The appointment of Allegra Stratton as Mr. Johnson's No. 10 broadcaster was a key factor in the turmoil that has gripped the top of the government.

Insiders say the Whitehall interview panel in charge of the appointment recommended another candidate.

However, Mr Johnson allegedly said, “Forget the trial. I'm giving Allegra the job. I have to do this because if I don't, Carrie will make fun of it. & # 39;

One officer said, “Allegra didn't even know about Carrie's intervention. But it might bounce back on him (Johnson). The Whitehall paper trail will show the truth; that he completely violated the official recommendation of the interview panel – and he has to explain why. & # 39;

Miss Symonds' Tory critics claim her allies are now shooting Chancellor Rishi Sunak for "not allowing outsiders to interfere in the Treasury Department".

She reportedly asked Mr. Johnson to remember Mr. Sunak's predecessor, Sajid Javid. Miss Symonds is a former advisor to Mr. Javid, and the two have remained close allies.

A source said, “Rishi will not stand outside interference and insists that the book take care of things. She wants Javid to be the opposite of Rishi.

"Tory MPs celebrate Cummings' and Cain's fall, but they may reconsider how they were manipulated by Carrie, who has an agenda no one voted for."

Mr. Cummings told the Mail last night, "I can't fault Carrie, I wish her well."

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