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Dominic Cummings, the former chief adviser to the Prime Minister, unleashed an all-out attack on Boris Johnson and his government, denying that he was the source of a leak of the Prime Minister’s texts, claiming Mr Johnson’s actions were falling “well below standards of competence and integrity.”, and accusing the Downing Street communications director of “false accusations to the media”.

In a 1,000-word blog post, Mr Cummings also wrote that attempts to get a Tory donor to secretly pay for lavish renovations to the Prime Minister’s Downing Street apartment were “unethical, stupid , probably illegal and almost certainly breaking the rules “.

The blog post was written in response to articles from three national newspapers which Mr. Cummings was behind this week’s SMS leak between the Prime Minister and businessman Sir James Dyson.

The leak revealed Mr Johnson had promised Sir James he would ‘fix’ a tax issue for Dyson staff working on ventilator development at the start of the pandemic.

Boris Johnson with his fiancee Carrie Symonds

Mr Cummings said, “I have WhatsApp messages between the PM / Dyson being forwarded to me by the PM.

“I did not find the ones that were disclosed to Laura Kuenssberg on my phone and am not aware of having been sent to them last year. I was not directly or indirectly the source of the BBC / Kuenssberg story on PM / Dyson texts. “

He said he was “happy to meet the Cabinet secretary” and have his phone searched.

Mr Cummings also wrote about the renovation of Mr Johnson’s apartment in Downing Street.

He said the prime minister “stopped telling him” about the renovations last year “because I told him I thought his plans to have donors secretly pay for the renovation were unethical, stupid, possibly illegal and almost certainly broke the rules on proper disclosure of political information. donations if made the way he intended. “

Mr Cummings claimed the top British official …

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