Mark Francois warns armed forces head: ‘Cummings will sort you out’

A Tory MP has told the chief of the defence staff that Dominic Cummings will ‘sort you out’ if he does not get his department organised. Speaking at a defence select committee hearing on Tuesday in the Commons, Mark Francois told Gen Sir Nick Carter: ‘Please nip back to the department and ask them to sort their bloody selves out, because if not, Cummings is going to come down there and sort you out his own way, and you won’t like it’

In This Story: Dominic Cummings

Dominic Mckenzie Cummings is a British political strategist who has served as senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson since July 2019. Before this he was head of the Vote Leave campaign for the 2016 Referendum on the UK’s EU Membership, commonly known as the Brexit referendum.

During the 2020 novel coronavirus pandemic, Cummings became mired in controversy after driving from London to County Durham with suspected Covid-19, while the nation was locked down, before making another trip to Barnard Castle on the Easter weekend. He was forced to explain in a press conference in May.

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