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Boris Johnson’s former senior aide has been criticised for by no means succeeding in “replacing what he has destroyed with something better”. Former MP David Gauke claimed Mr Cummings’ consequence to ship a system of Government that’s “competent and rigorous” was Mr Johnson as Prime Minister.

But now, the previous aide has hit again on the claims and defined how he destroyed the EU vaccination system with a vaccine task force.

Replying to Mr Gauke’s tweet, Mr Cummings wrote: “Also [Ben] Warners in No10 saving 1,000s of lives; x2 science budget and making science and tech core mission for No10/CABOFF; new approach on defence/intel with S&T at the core; APO/#10ds in No10; procurement reform; planning reform; vaccine taskforce and more.

“Bonus: Gauke/Grieve/Corbyn gone.”

He then went on to say: “Those saying ‘VIP lane’ re-procurement, the purpose is no matter [Matt] Hancock arrange in DHSC on VIPs occurred beneath the OLD EU system which I stated was corrupt and useless within the referendum!

Dominic Cummings (Image: PA)

Former MP David Gauke

Former MP David Gauke (Image: Getty)

“That’s why we insisted on changing it and why we did vaccine taskforce OUTSIDE the EU system.”

To date, greater than 46,000,000 folks within the UK have obtained their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

More than 36,000,000 have obtained their second dose.

In comparability, the cumulative uptake of no less than one vaccine dose amongst adults throughout the EU is round 68.3 % from 28 international locations.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Image: Getty)

For totally vaccinated folks, the uptake is round 52.7 %.

Mr Cummings’ feedback come after the previous MP for South West Hertfordshire and Secretary of State for Justice beneath Theresa May lashed out on the “destructive” former aide.

In his newest column within the New Statesman, Mr Gauke claimed Mr Cummings sees himself as a “strategic thinker” however his tactical successes have “always been essentially destructive”.

He wrote: “Cummings clearly sees himself as a strategic thinker who has devoted his career to trying to shake up a political and administrative system he considers to be inadequate.

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Coronavirus cases across the UK

Coronavirus cases across the UK (Image: Express)

“He has had extraordinary tactical successes, however these successes have at all times been primarily harmful; he has by no means succeeded in changing what he has destroyed with one thing higher.

“His record is of creating problems faster than he has solved them.”

During his interview with the BBC this week, Mr Cummings claimed he tried to oust the Prime Minister days after his 2019 General Election win.

During the BBC’s Dominic Cummings with Laura Kuenssberg, the previous aide insisted Boris Johnson obtained off to a really rocky begin as Prime Minister.

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock (Image: Getty)

Mr Cummings made the declare that Carrie Symonds, the Prime Minister’s then-girlfriend was the reason for a lot of the turmoil.

He stated he and lots of his different Vote Leave allies started to conflict with Ms Symonds over who was answerable for the Government.

Mr Cummings accused Ms Symonds of believing it ought to be her pulling the strings.

Speaking to Ms Kuenssberg, Mr Cummings stated: “Before even mid-January, we were having meetings in Number 10 saying it’s clear that Carrie Johnson wants to be rid of all of us.

Coronavirus vaccine centre in the UK

Coronavirus vaccine centre in the UK (Image: Getty)

“At that point, we were already saying by the summer either we’ll all have gone from here or we’ll be in the process of trying to get rid of him and get someone else in as Prime Minister.”

He added: “Mr Johnson doesn’t have a plan, he doesn’t know how to be Prime Minister.

“We solely obtained him in there as a result of we needed to remedy a sure drawback not as a result of he was the fitting particular person to be operating the nation.”

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