Boris Johnson also fell because his fired ex-adviser Dominic Cummings had only one thing on his mind: revenge! Small cultural history of an almighty passion.

The avenging angel has done its work: Dominic Cummings has actually managed to overthrow the British prime minister. Since November 2020, Johnson’s former chief adviser has been working to oust his former boss. Because at that time Johnson had fired his closest confidante after a rift. Since his sacking, the Mephistophelic spindoctor has tried to bring Johnson down with juicy revelations.

Throughout the months, Cummings has been relentless. It was the Brexit strategist who reported extensively on the wild drinking habits around the prime minister. This is how Boris Johnson’s “party gate” came about, which ultimately led to a vote of no confidence in the prime minister.