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Cameron suspected Cummings of 'dripping poison' into Gove's ear


Dominic Cummings has developed a somewhat unsavoury reputation since taking over as Boris Johnson’s senior aide. But his nefarious influence over the machinations of No 10 stretches back much further, David Cameron claims in his forthcoming memoir.

Extracts printed in Saturday’s Times reveal that, in 2013, Cameron suspected a “bilious” Cummings of “dripping his poison” into the ear of Michael Gove, even though he was no longer serving as a special adviser to the then education secretary.

The resulting episode led Cameron to warn Gove about the perils of becoming “a wanker”, the former prime minister writes.

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