“Carrie’s point of view was and is – the Prime Minister doesn’t have a plan and doesn’t know how Whitehall works. In 2019, his perspective was better than his Dom and Vote Leave team than the civil service.
“But as soon as the election was won, why should it be the Dom and Vote Leave team, why shouldn’t it be me. “
Mr Cunmings continued: “Literally immediately after the election it was already clear that this was a problem. We had meetings at # 10 to say Carrie wanted us all to go.
“The situation we found ourselves in was that the Prime Minister’s girlfriend wanted to get rid of us and appoint clowns to some key positions.
“We actually have a pretty good judgment on who is competent and who is not. ”