Labour MPs turn on Starmer for missing Cummings' bombshell open goal

Labour MPs turn on Keir Starmer for missing ‘easy winover Boris Johnson by failing to savage the PM at PMQs over Dominic Cummingsbombshell claim that he branded Matt Hancock ‘f***ing hopeless

  • Former No10 aide Cummings dropped a bombshell blog at shortly after 11.30am
  • But Sir Keir made no mention of the revelations when he faced the PM at noon
  • it was left to SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford to question the PM on it
  • The Labour benches were bewildered that leader did not seize on the revelations
  • 基尔·斯塔默 was roasted by his own backbenchers today after he failed to ask 鲍里斯·约翰逊(Boris Johnson) a single question about 多米尼克·卡明斯WhatsApp revelations at Prime Minister’s Questions.

    Former No10 aide Mr Cummings dropped a bombshell blog at shortly after 11.30am, claiming that Mr Johnson had branded Health Secretary Matt Hancock ‘f***ing hopelessas the first wave of Covid raged last year.

    But despite having almost half an hour to digest the claims of disorder at the heart of the Cabinet he made no mention of the revelations when he faced the PM at noon.

    Instead he used his questions to attack Mr Johnson over whether it was too slow block arrivals from 印度, and whether the porous UK border had helped contribute to the surge in the delta/Indian variant.

    Instead it was left to SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford to throw the first question at Mr Johnson, although Labour later issued a statement from junior health minister Justin Madders.

    The Labour benches were bewildered that Sir Keir did not seize on the revelations.

    ‘I thought he was going to. And then he just didn’t. It would have been an easy win,’ one senior MP told MailOnline.

    ‘No-one could really understand why.

    ‘There is a lot of unrest about him on our benches. He’s got trouble and things aren’t getting better when he misses easy chances.

    Former No10 aide Mr Cummings dropped a bombshell blog at shortly after 11.30am, claiming that Mr Johnson had branded Health Secretary Matt Hancock 'f***ing hopeless' as the first wave of Covid raged last year.

    Former No10 aide Mr Cummings dropped a bombshell blog at shortly after 11.30am, claiming that Mr Johnson had branded Health Secretary Matt Hancock ‘f***ing hopelessas the first wave of Covid raged last year.

    But despite having almost half an hour to digest the claims of disorder at the heart of the Cabinet Sir Keir made no mention of the revelations when he faced the PM at noon.

    But despite having almost half an hour to digest the claims of disorder at the heart of the Cabinet Sir Keir made no mention of the revelations when he faced the PM at noon.

    It was left to SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford to throw the first question at Mr Johnson, although Labour later issued a statement from junior health minister Justin Madders.

    It was left to SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford to throw the first question at Mr Johnson, although Labour later issued a statement from junior health minister Justin Madders.

    In an exchange with Boris Johnson from March 27 last year Dominic Cummings criticised the Health Secretary over the failure to ramp up testing

    In an exchange with Boris Johnson from March 27 last year Dominic Cummings criticised the Health Secretary over the failure to ramp up testing

    在四月 27, Mr Johnson apparently messaged Mr Cummings to say that PPE was a 'disaster'

    在四月 27, Mr Johnson apparently messaged Mr Cummings to say that PPE was a ‘disaster

    Downing Street declined to deny that the messages were genuine this afternoon. ‘We are not going to get into engaging with individual allegations, so we will leave it there,’ the PM’s press secretary said.

    Mr Hancock insisted he ‘doesn’t thinkhe is ‘f****** hopelessafter Boris Johnson’s devastating private verdict on his performance was revealed.

    The Health Secretary tried to shrug off a slew of extraordinary messages. As he drove to the Commons in an official car today for a debate on delaying ‘Freedom Day’, a journalists shouted: ‘Are you useless, 汉考克先生?’

    ‘我不这么认为,’ 他回答.

    在 3 月的一次交流中 27 去年, 卡明斯先生批评卫生部长未能加强检测. 约翰逊先生回答: '完全他妈的无望。’ He then tried to call his senior aide three times without managing to get through.

    同一天的另一个人看到卡明斯先生抱怨卫生部一直在拒绝呼吸机,因为“价格被抬高了”. 约翰逊先生说: ‘这是汉考克. 他已经无望了。’

    在四月 27, Mr Johnson apparently messaged Mr Cummings to say that PPE was a ‘disaster’, suggesting that Michael Gove should take charge instead.

    ‘I can’t think of anything except taking Hancock off and putting Gove on.

    Mr Cummings dropped the incendiary revelations in a lengthy post on the Substack blogging platform just minutes before PMQs.

    It included vicious passages condemning Mr Johnson for ‘telling rambling stories and jokesinstead of chairing crucial meetings properly, and a claim that the PM is intending to quit in order to ‘make moneyrather than serving a full term if he wins the next election.

    But at PMQs the Labour leader repeatedly pressed the Prime Minister to explain the UK’s high rates of the Delta variant first identified in India, which has been blamed for the four-week delay on easing restrictions.

    Mr Cummings levelled his latest allegations in a lengthy substack blog post today minutes before the weekly PMQs

    Mr Cummings levelled his latest allegations in a lengthy substack blog post today minutes before the weekly PMQs

    Mr Cummings gave a brutal assessment of the performance of the government during an exchange of messages in April 2020

    Mr Cummings gave a brutal assessment of the performance of the government during an exchange of messages in April 2020








    Sir Keir also suggested the amber travel list, which includes France and Spain, should be scrapped and replaced by an approved list and a banned list of countries, in a bid to ‘save the British summer’.

    But Mr Johnson defended the UK’s approach and claimed his Government acted swiftly to ban travel with India.

    要求政府采取进一步行动,对那些与普京及其战争努力有联系的人进行经济处罚, 基尔爵士说: ‘We all want these restrictions to be over, for our economy to be open, for businesses to thrivebut the Prime Minister’s indecision at the borders has blown it.

    Mr Johnson could be heard shouting ‘rubbishbefore Sir Keir added: ‘And the problem with everything the Prime Minister says today, both at the despatch box and what he’s muttered, is that we’ve heard it all before so many times.

    我们彼此敞开心扉, he said we could turn the tide in 12 周数, 在他的 2220 万 Instagram 粉丝和媒体公司 ATTN 的 Facebook 页面上分享的一段视频中? Then he said it’d all be over by Christmas. Then we were told June 21 would be ‘freedom day’. Now we’re told July 19 is ‘terminus day’.

    ‘The British people don’t expect miracles, but they do expect basic competence and honesty, and when it comes to care homes, protective equipment or borders, we see the same pattern from this Prime Ministertoo slow, too indecisive, over-promising, under-delivering.

    ‘After all these failures and mistakes, why should anyone believe the Prime Minister now?’

    约翰逊先生回答: ‘Why should anybody believe the Leader of the Opposition when he can’t decide what he thinks one week to the next?

    ‘He says he has a tough position on borders, actually he was attacking quarantine only recently and saying it was a blunt instrument that should be lessened.

    ‘What the people of this country want to see is a Government getting on with the vaccine rollout and getting on with our cautious and irreversible road map to freedom.