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The final WhatsApp message between Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings has been revealed at the COVID Inquiry.

Mr Cummings, who served as Mr Johnson‘s chief aide until November 2020, was giving evidence for several hours.

Towards the end of the session, one particular message was brought to light.

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Mr Cummings received the message from Mr Johnson on 15 November – two days after the aide left Number 10 for the last time.

Mr Johnson said: “You speak of briefings from team Carrie.

“She hasn’t briefed anyone and my instructions to all were to shut the f*** up. How is any of us supposed to know where these briefings come from?

“Look at the claims made on behalf of allies of Lee [Cain] and Dom, that I’m out in six months, that I can’t take decisions, that Carrie is secretly forging lockdown policy, and about a billion equally demented claims.

“Are you responsible for all that c**p? No. Then look at it from my point of view. This is a totally disgusting orgy of narcissism by a government that should be solving a national crisis.

“We must end this. That’s why I wanted to talk and see what we can jointly do to sterilise the whole thing. But if you really refuse, then that’s up to you.”

It appears that Mr Cummings did not respond.

Asked if there was an “orgy of narcissism” in the government he was part of, Mr Cummings said “certainly”.

Dominic Cummings leaving Downing Street
Dominic Cummings leaving Downing Street in November 2020

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