Brexit deal: Dominic Cummings reveals Government plans to 'ditch bits we didn't like' after 'whacking Corbyn'

Dominic Cummings
Dominic Cummings

The Prime Minister’s former top aide launches fresh series of attacks on the Government’s Brexit plans


Dominic Cummings has claimed that it was not the government's plans to stick to its own Brexit deal.

The Prime Minister's former advisor has revealed that he intended to "ditch bits we didn't like" from the Brexit agreement after winning the 2019 general election.

Mr Cummings spoke about the lead up to striking the deal in a series of tweets last night.

The former Downing Street chief said he felt that the UK should "of course" be allowed to "sometimes' break deals 'like every other state does".

Dominic Cummings said: "We took over a party on ~10%, worst constitutional crisis in century, much of deep state angling for BINO or 2REF.

"So we wriggled thro(ugh) with best option we c(oul)d & intended to get the (trolley emoji - a reference to Boris Johnson) to ditch bits we didn't like after whacking Corbyn. We prioritised."

The Prime Minister’s former top aide then claimed: "Now time for IM2 #Frosty,' a reference to the Internal Markets Bill which works to prevent internal trade barriers coming into force between parts of the UK.

This comes as the EU will later outline a range of proposals aimed at resolving the political stand-off over Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol.

European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic has promised the measures will be “very far-reaching” and address issues over the movement of agri-food goods and medicines across the Irish Sea.

The proposals are expected to significantly reduce the number of checks required on goods being shipped into Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.

Mr Sefcovic has also pledged to offer more of a voice for politicians and civic society in Northern Ireland on how the contentious trading arrangements operate.

While the measures may potentially go some way to reducing everyday friction on trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, they are unlikely to satisfy a UK Government demand over the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ).