Peter Bone says Cummings has been 'discredited'
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The former adviser to the PM has also compared his mission to ousting Mr Johnson to “fixing the drains” in yet another outburst against the PM.
Describing the Prime Minister’s ego, Mr Cummings said the Prime Minister saw himself as a “king” or “Roman emperor”, caring only about long term legacies that would be accredited to his tenure at Number 10.
Speaking to the New York magazine, the onetime alley of Mr Johnson also stated the PM is obsessed with “babbling” to the press and does not remain focused on more urgent problems.
Since leaving office, Mr Cummings has remained an outspoken critic of the Prime Minister, and in particular, against his wife Carrie.
In the magazine piece, he said removing Mr Johnson was “an unpleasant but necessary job, sort of like fixing the drains.”
Adding to the hostile rhetoric, he said: “But after that what’s the point of him and Carrie just rattling around in there and f*** everything up for everyone and not doing the job properly?”
Downing Street declined to comment on the latest attack from Mr Johnson’s former ally.
Mr Cummings said he had become disillusioned with Mr Johnson “going on and on” about whether Big Ben would “bong for Brexit”.
He added: “He sees his job as just to babble to the media every day.
“I saw the job as actually thinking about what’s important.
“And the truth is, almost all MPs agree with him and think I’m stupid.”
Mr Cummings claimed the Prime Minister said:”I’m the f****** around here and I’m going to do what I want.”
He added: “That’s not okay. He’s not the king.
“He can’t do what he wants.
“Once you realize someone is operating like that then your duty is to get rid of them, not to just prop them up.”
Mr Cummings also stated Mr Johnson asked himself “what would a Roman emperor do.
“The only thing he was really interested in — genuinely excited about — was, like, looking at maps.
“Where could he order the building of things?”
He said the PM fantasised about “monuments to him in an Augustine fashion…
”I will provide the money. I will be a river to my people,
“I will provide the money that builds the train station in Birmingham,
“And it will have statues to me, and people will remember me after I am dead like they did the Roman emperors.”
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Mr Cummings also spoke of his relationship with the PM’s wife.
He claimed her “very forceful” nature was the catalyst to his departure.
On Ms Johnson, he said: “’Carrie’s in his ear, saying to him ‘All the media is portraying you as a puppet, you’re the one who won the election, you should be the one who seems in charge’.”
He also stated that Ms Johnson said: “It’s all very damaging that you’re seen as a sort of buffoon who Cummings boots around.”
The former aid stated it was normal that Ms Johnson had her view on matters, but: “The problem was that she went into her own parallel briefing operation from the flat to the media, which is completely disastrous for government communications, particularly in a pandemic.”
He added: “She’s very forceful and he hasn’t got the balls to say to her, ‘Listen, I’m prime minister and this is what I’m doing.’
“She thinks that she understands a whole bunch of things about politics and communications and whatnot. She doesn’t.”
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