1/Dominic Cummings blamed for unofficial No 10 briefing threatening EU states that back extension
It is a busy day, but there is one story this morning that is hogging all the attention at Westminster, eclipsing even another spate of warning about a no-deal
On the Today programme this morning Amber Rudd, the former Tory work and pensions secretary,
I think Dominic Cummings, yes, because otherwise it would have been heavily denied and heads would have rolled. So clearly it’s come
Rudd’s assumption is one that that will be widely shared - if not universally shared - in the Westminster ecosystem. I’ll come back to why later.
And I will post a full summary of the message soon. But here is the most incendiary paragraph, in
We will make clear privately and publicly that countries which oppose delay will go the front of the queue for future cooperation —
Given that at the moment there is an assumption that the EU27 will unanimously agree a Brexit extension, that would mean