‘Unauthorised’ chats with Laura Kuenssberg were my main contact with media, claims Dominic Cummings

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “‘Unauthorised’ chats with Laura Kuenssberg were my main contact with media, claims Dominic Cummings” – below is their description.

    Dominic Cummings, the PM’s former adviser, has told a committee of MPs that his only regular contact in the UK media was Laura Kuenssberg, the Political Editor of the BBC.

    He said his approach of going directly to the most senior political journalist at the national broadcaster “drove the media mad” because reporters were used to having access to senior Downing Street advisers working under previous prime ministers.

    He said he spoke to Ms Kuenssberg every three or four weeks, and often to dispel rumours and false stories, such as the suggestion that tanks were circling the M25 and locking down London.

    Read more on Mr Cummings’ committee appearance here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/05/26/boris-johnson-dominic-cummings-news-covid-lockdown-variant-pmqs/

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