Dominic Cummings roasts Starmer AND Johnson in Twitter rant

Dominic Cummings roasts Starmer AND Johnson in Twitter rant

Dominic Cummings roasts Keir Starmer AND Boris Johnson in astonishing Twitter rant accusing both main parties of failing to be ‘focused on … being a serious government’ and suggests they should copy his referendum success with Vote Leave instead

  • Former Downing Street Svengali gloated on Twitter over Tory’s Hartlepool win
  • Accused Starmer of running Labour  ‘without a message to the country’
  • But suggested Labour AND Tories should follow his Vote Leave strategy to win

Dominic Cummings took aim at Keir Starmer over Labour’s catastrophic defeat in Hartlepool today in a rambling Twitter diatribe that also criticsed his former boss Boris Johnson.

The former Downing Street Svengali gloated that the Opposition leader had spent a year in charge ‘without a message to the country’ as the party lost a seat it has held for half a century.

Mr Cummings suggested that if Labour had a leader ’80 per cent as good at comms as (Tony) Blair and focused on actual reality’ the party would win the next general election ‘easily’, but added: ‘They don’t/won’t.’ 

But also taking aim at Mr Johnson, who fired him last year, the mastermind behind the 2016 Vote Leave campaign that spearheaded the vote to take the UK out of the European Union, used his Twitter analysis this morning to suggest that both main parties could learn from him.

He wrote: ‘The optimal political strategy for CON *and* LAB a) is almost identical & b) would be described by pundits, as Vote Leave strategy 16/19, as ”incoherent/mad” cos does not fit SW1 ideas of lt/rt/centre, but would be wildly popular. 

‘Neither will do cos both=oriented to MediaReality>ActualReality.’

The former Downing Street Svengali gloated that the Opposition leader had spent a year in charge ‘without a message to the country’ as the party lost a seat it has held for half a century.

Sir Keir stayed tight-lipped as he left his London home after the Conservatives piled up a majority of nearly 7,000 in an extraordinary result in Hartlepool – overturning the Opposition’s previous margin of 3,500

But also taking aim at Mr Johnson, Mr Cummings used his Twitter analysis this morning to suggest that both main parties could learn from his success in the 2016 referendum campaign.

Sir Keir stayed tight-lipped as he left his London home after the Conservatives piled up a majority of nearly 7,000 in an extraordinary result – overturning the Opposition’s previous margin of 3,500.

He now faces a desperate battle for Labour’s soul with Corbynites threatening a coup unless he lurches to the left.

But allies have warned that the dire showing only demonstrates the need for modernisation – with Lord Mandelson warning that returning to Socialist ‘la la land’ will not help.

Hartlepool’s new MP Jill Mortimer said her victory showed that ‘Labour have taken the people of Hartlepool for granted for too long’. ‘People have had enough,’ she added in a speech at the count.

The official announcement of the result was made just after 7am but Labour had already conceded defeat hours earlier, with shadow transport secretary Jim McMahon telling Sky News that ‘we are not close to winning this’.

The victory by 15,529 to 8,589 votes shows that Mr Johnson’s realignment of the British political landscape is continuing, with more of the so-called Red Wall collapsing. The 16 per cent swing is believed to be the biggest to a governing party in a by-election since the Second World War.

Mr Cummings offered his own analysis today, accusing Sir Keir of being too focused on the Westminster Bubble.

‘KS is a beta-lawyer-gamma-politician, like ~all in SW1 he obsesses on Media Reality not Actual Reality, he’s played the lobby game (badly) for a year WITHOUT A MESSAGE TO THE COUNTRY, now the pundits will a) savage him, b) tell him he needs to focus on them more, more exclusives,’ he wrote.

‘A measure of how bad KS is: until I googled yesterday I didn’t know who Shadow CHX (Chancellor – Anneliese Dodds) is & when I looked at photo I had 0 recognition, she never touched my consciousness in a year.’

He conceded that Labour’s recent hardening position on violent crime and law and order was a sign it was trying to change. 

But he added that it needed to focus on it for ‘month after month after month’ rather than a ‘crime week in the grid’ – a reference to political media strategy planning – and would not for fear of ‘infuriating media on own side’ by veering to the right.

‘Politics will for a while resemble DC/GO (David Cameron and George Osborne) vs EM (Ed Miliband): two groups focused on the media but not as good at it as Blair, neither focused on country or *being a serious government*,’ he added. 

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