Dominic Cummings has published an incendiary 7,400-word blog – a fitting sequel to his marathon appearance in front of a select committee in May – in which he takes aim at Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock, and spills the beans about the government’s handling of the pandemic.

Dom’s ad hominem attacks come thick and fast. He savages Johnson’s bumbling style, contrasting it with the professionalism of Dominic Raab:

“On 20 April, Hancock faced intense pressure. Under Raab, the meetings were less pleasant for everybody but much more productive because unlike the PM a) Raab can chair meetings properly instead of telling rambling stories and jokes, b) he let good officials actually question people so we started to get to the truth, unlike the PM who as soon as things get ‘a bit embarrassing’ does the whole ‘let’s take it offline’ shtick before shouting ‘forward to victory’, doing a thumbs-up and pegging it out of the room before anybody can disagree.”

The former chief adviser also suggests Johnson already has one eye on the door:

“Unlike other PMs, this one has a clear plan to leave at the latest a couple of years after the next election, he wants to make money and have fun not ‘go on and on’.”

The health secretary, Cummings writes, never misses an opportunity to be the star of the show:

“[The PM] tested positive and everything got even more chaotic. In this chaos Hancock blurted out the already-in-place 100k target to the media on 2 April. His fundamental nature is to grab the media spotlight and with the PM and me in bed he had a great chance.”

Cummings rounds off the blog with a question for his former boss:

“Given his failures on testing, care homes and PPE why did you keep in post a Secretary of State you described yourself as ‘f***ing hopeless’ and how many more people died as a result of your failure to remove him?”