Boris Johnson insisted that his chief strategist was not him in a “latex mask” amid concerns among Tory MPs about the influence wielded in No 10 byDominic Cummings.
Theformer campaign director of Vote Leavehas been credited with being the architect of the prime minister’s decision to remove the whip from Tory rebels this week. It is only the latest accusation of heavy-handed tactics hurled at him.
The prime minister was told yesterday to rein in his right-hand man, according to MPs present at a meeting of the 1922 Committee. Mr Cummings was accused of viewing parliamentarians as a problem rather than part of the solution in delivering Brexit.
His name was also repeatedly invoked in the Commons, as MPs painted a picture…