Fierce backlash as Heseltine accuses Cummings of being ‘unaccountable’ in ‘desperate rant’

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Lord Heseltine launched a scathing attack on Boris Johnson’s special adviser, accusing him of “abusing politicians who get in his way”. He also claimed Dominic Cummings is a “self-appointed leader of the present administration”. Lord Heseltine told Sky News: “Dominic Cummings is self-evidently a self-appointed leader of the present administration.

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“He briefs everybody, he talks to everybody, he abuses politicians who get in his way, and he’s completely unaccountable.

“The point of Parliament is to hold ministers to account, now just tell me how Dominic Cummings is held to account by Parliament.

“You can’t say ‘well Parliament what’s that’, I’ll tell you what Parliament is, it’s your ultimate safeguard. It’s your ultimate guarantee of freedom.

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“It’s where the great battles that have made us the parliamentary democracy what we are have been fought and won.”

Sky News presenter Kay Burley remarked: “He’s been employed by the Prime Minister to fulfil the Prime Minister’s wishes.”

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Fierce backlash as Heseltine accuses Cummings of being ‘unaccountable’ in ‘desperate rant’

Lord Heseltine launched a scathing attack on Boris Johnson’s special adviser, accusing him of “abusing politicians who get in his way”. He also claimed Dominic Cummings is a “self-appointed leader of the present administration”. Lord Heseltine told Sky News: “Dominic Cummings is self-evidently a self-appointed leader of the present administration.

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