Dominic Cumming’s sensational WhatsApp leak dominates the front pages this morning.
The former aide published a series of conversations he had with Boris Johnson yesterday, showing the prime minister thought PPE was a “disaster” and even considered replacing Matt Hancock with Michael Gove.
The Guardian led with the latest Cummings revelations, honing in on text messages showing the PM calling Health Secretary Matt Hancock “hopeless”.
Guardian front page, Thursday 17 June 2021: Cummings texts show PM calling health secretary ‘totally hopeless’ pic.twitter.com/4xgIgWA5vB— Guardian news (@guardiannews) June 16, 2021
Metro calls Mr Cummings “Nuclear Dom”, while the Daily Star mocks up the three men involved as clowns next to the headline: “Hopeless bloke said hopeless bloke is hopeless.”
The PM claims to have full confidence in Mr Hancock, according to The Independent, the Daily Express says “Sorry Dom, we’ve got bigger fish to fry” and the Daily Mirror wonders how the Health Secretary is “still in a job?”
And The Times reports Mr Hancock is set to be exonerated over claims he lied to the Prime Minister.