Does Dominic Cummings look bovvered?

Last night Dominic Cummings was questioned by a Sky News reporter. He looks quite happy.

We’ll see what we do about the Benn Act when we get to the right date. […] I don’t have a master plan. People say all sorts of things. You say all sorts of things. You don’t know what you’re talking about. So everyone watching at home should know: don’t watch the news because it’s almost all bullshit.

Sounds about right to me. In particular, note his demeanour: he thinks this worked-up self-important journalist is hilarious.

There is more Dominic Cummings at a book launch. He is not under pressure. He just smiles when asked about the idea of keeping the Working Agreement but without the backstop, but he does not answer. I suspect it is out of his hands anyway.

Updated: 30th September 2019 — 10:38 am


  1. The way Dominic Cummings works is to have a plan and then adjust it as “the enemy” reacts.

    Right now the enemy is distracted by it’s own smugness and navel contemplation over “Parliamentary language”. For Dominic, this is excellent, because they are not doing anything substantive to further undermine BRExit (since they think the PM puppetry of the Benn Act is a killing blow) and they are further alienating themselves from a public that is sick and tired of their antics.

    So Dominic is quite right to be “not bovvered” at the moment. As Napoleon allegedly said “Never interfere with the enemy when he is in the process of destroying himself”. It is likely that the traitors of remain will get a bit more wary when we get into October and Dominic is still grinning sardonically.

    I just hope and pray that whatever he has up his sleeve between now and 31st October is sufficient to get the job done and BRExit delivered, not because I think that BRExit is in jeopardy, but rather because further delay simply adds to the disruption for both the UK and the EU.

    The EU seems to continue to harbour hopes of the UK being persuaded to remain, through either (yet another) change of leadership or some further treason in Parliament. They don’t seem to understand that the stalemate we have is irresolvable without a general election, the result of which is unlikely to favour Remain (although it may deliver further stalemate).

  2. BoJo trying to revive Treason May’s turd and splitting the Brexit vote is the only real possible source of more stalemate. Which makes little sense. The EU scum simply WILL NOT give any decent agreement. Scuttlebut I hear suggests they want the backstop “amended” not even abolished. If BoJo puts such a crock to a GE he asking for it.

    And why cause all the bad blood with the traitors. They would have supported Treason’s BRINO because they know it leaves us worse off–why have all the bad blood with those scum if the WA was all Johnson aspired to?

  3. The most recent guess at Dominic Cummings “Ace up his sleeve” is that BoJo will use an order in council to effectively defer the implementation of the Benn Act until after 31st October, effectively making the legislation irrelevant.

    If an Order of Council is instigated the move would circumvent and suspend Remainer legislation known as the Benn Act which has banned the Prime Minister from leaving the EU without a deal – allowing Mr Johnson freer rein to negotiate a Brexit deal. On the BBC’s Question Time last night Tory Chairman James Cleverly refused to rule out an Order of Council and said: “I’m not going to discuss how we progress with this.”

    Given the political chicanery by the Remoaners in Parliament and at the UK Supreme Court attempting to bypass BRExit, I have absolutely no problem with BoJo doing whatever is necessary to ensure a hard BRExit is delivered (since that is the only form of BRExit that the UK can deliver against an intransigent EU).

    My biggest fear right now is doing that too soon an effectively being circumvented by more Remoaner evasion in either Parliament or the courts.

  4. “Never interfere with the enemy when he is making a mistake.” I wrote about that once.

  5. The EU seems to continue to harbour hopes of the UK being persuaded to remain

    The EU seems not to have noticed that we’ve been voting in favour of various referendum proposals at every general election for the last fifteen years.

    The EU’s attempt to push a constitution on us in 2004 changed attitudes, because it made clear that what had been an “economic community” was transforming into a state, which we did not consent to join.

    I still expect to be out of the EU very soon, because keeping us in the EU isn’t a viable option. The British have long since turned against it.

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