What time will Dominic Cummings’ interview with Laura Kuenssberg be aired on BBC?

Former aide is expected to accuse PM of putting ‘own political interests ahead of people’s lives’

Zoe Tidman
Tuesday 20 July 2021 10:28
Comments
<p>Dominic Cummings has spoken to the BBC for a TV interview</p>

Dominic Cummings has spoken to the BBC for a TV interview

Dominic Cummings has made a host of claims over his former boss, Boris Johnson, in his first TV interview.

The ex-Downing Street aide has criticised the prime minister for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic after leaving his role as adviser at the end of last year.

While he has made multiple claims about the PM in his blog, on Twitter and during a committee appearance before MPs, his first broadcast interview is set to air on Tuesday.

Mr Cummings has taken questions from Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC’s political editor, as he spoke about the PM and the Covid pandemic.

The former top adviser to the PM is set to make more accusations in the interview, including that Mr Johnson resisted a second national lockdown because he believed those dying were “essentially all over 80”.

Mr Cummings is also expected to accuse his one-time boss of putting “his own political interests ahead of people’s lives”.

The interview is set to be aired at 7pm on Tuesday evening and will be shown on BBC Two.

It is also expected to show the ex-adviser making other claims, including over how Mr Johnson spoke about The Telegraph, where he used to work as a journalist, and comments over the NHS during the Covid pandemic.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in