'End of Cummings era' – what the papers say


Dominic Cummings making a showy exit via the front door of No 10 features on most of the front pages today.

Times front

The Times says “Cummings forced out in purge of Brexiteers” describing it as part of “a clearout” by Boris Johnson of leavers.

Sun front

The Sun couldn’t bring itself to part with its “Great Kane robbery” front and damning coverage of the Yorkshire Ripper’s death but “Carried away” is the headline for its Cummings story inside – playing on the role of the PM’s fiancee in seeing off the adviser.

i front

“PM’s team torn apart by Feud” says the i, which adds that Johnson had lost patience with his “controversial adviser”.

Guardian front

The Guardian declares the “End of Cummings era”.

Telegraph front

The Telegraph says “Cummings exits No10 with parting shot at PM” – that being a claim the Barnard Castle enthusiast and his circle had begun briefing against Johnson and accusing him of “dithering”.

Star front

“Cummings goes – see ya!” says the Star in its own inimitable fashion …

Mirror front

The Mirror stays with the Ripper story but Cummings is of course covered inside where “Dom a goner” is the headline.

Mail front

The Mail prefers to stay with a bit of Covid Christmas cheer for care homes but “Boris boots out Dom” is a stick down the right-hand side.

Express front
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The Express treats Dominic Cummings in a similar fashion while splashing on a Diana, Princess of Wales story.

FT front
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The FT weekend edition lets its hair down a bit with “Johnson cuts Cummings loose” and says his exit “caps day of tantrums”.



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