“I am the Führer,” says the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, a consultant – Media – RT World News
A new book reveals new details about Boris Johnson’s often turbulent reign
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called himself “Fuhrer” And “king” as he criticized his former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, according to excerpts from a new book, “Johnson at 10,” published Sunday in Britain’s The Times.
Based on excerpts from a report by Michael Gove, another senior figure in Britain’s ruling Conservative Party, the book says Johnson fell sharply with Cummings shortly after the 2019 UK election, in which the Conservatives won an 80-seat majority in parliament. .
Gove said Johnson felt in control “A stormy breed, with a strong whip and bridle to bring it into order” Cummings tried to set the issues that would or would not attract the prime minister’s attention. This situation, adds the Times, “Increasingly disturbing” former prime minister.
“Sometimes the prime minister laughed about it, but other days he didn’t.” According to Gove. This, according to the book, led to Johnson attempting to regain control of Downing Street: “I have to be in control. I am the Führer. I am the King who decides.
The book, written by Anthony Seldon and Raymond Newell, also mentions that Johnson cites his then-fiancée (now wife) Carrie Johnson as another dominant influence around him. Seems to describe Carrie “crazy and crazy” Johnson uses this as an excuse to avoid confrontation on key issues, the book says.
A spokesman for Johnson told The Times that the claims made in the book were exclusive “Typical evil sexist talk” political opponents put forward.
Cummings, who was a key architect of Brexit — the 2016 referendum that paved the way for Britain to leave the European Union — has become an increasingly controversial figure in the British political ecosystem shortly after helping Johnson to a landslide victory in the 2019 election. It has been reported that he frequently clashed with his Downing Street colleagues.
Cummings’ position in government has been severely damaged after it was revealed that he had grossly breached lockdown rules during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. This sparked outrage on both sides of the political divide, as Johnson gambled much of his political capital to save his top adviser position.
Cummings will leave the government five months later, in November 2020, after falling out with the Prime Minister. Johnson announced that he will leave the government in July 2022.
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