Boris’s most senior adviser Dominic Cummings pledges the Tories will take Britain out of the EU and then ‘smash’ Corbyn in an election because ‘we control the date’
- The comments during a meeting with aides reveal plans to fight an election soon
- The senior adviser vowed to leave the EU on October 31 with or without a deal
- He told fellow aides to ready themselves to ‘smash’ Jeremy Corbyn
- Mr Cummings also blamed Tory Remainers for blocking negotations with the EU
Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser Dominic Cummings has vowed to take Britain out of the EU with or without a deal on October 31 and then ‘smash’ Jeremy Corbyn in an election.
Mr Cummings, the campaign director of Vote Leave in the 2016 Brexit referendum, admitted last night the government could lose a vote of confidence.
Tory Remainers have threatened to join Labour and the Liberal Democrats in an effort to thwart a no deal Brexit.
But the adviser rejected the idea that parliament can determine when an election will be held, insisting: ‘We control the date.’
Mr Cummings told fellow government advisers, according to The Times: ‘Imagine what it would be like if in eight weeks we have left the European Union and then we smash Corbyn in a general election.’
Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser Dominic Cummings has vowed to take Britain out of the EU with or without a deal on October 31
Mr Cummings also promised to ‘smash’ Jeremy Corbyn in an election in comments which reveal Tory plans to fight an election soon
He also asked the aides to submit a list of their department’s policy achievements to ensure the Tories were ready for an election fight.
Tory Remainers such as Dominic Grieve were singled out for criticism in the meeting, with Mr Cummings even stating their attempts to stop no deal were responsible for the EU’s refusal to negotiate.
The comments in the meeting are the biggest signs yet that Mr Johnson is readying the Conservatives for an election soon.
Mr Cummings believes negotiations with the EU will recommence next month after Brussels had seen the outcome of the Commons attempts to stop no deal.
He has previously said Tory Remainers cannot do anything to stop Britain leaving the European Union without a deal on October 31.
The adviser suggested if Mr Johnson lost a confidence vote he would simply refuse to resign.