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Dominic Cummings has quashed reports that he is being interviewed by inquisitor-in-chief Sue Gray over allegations of illicit parties during lockdown, saying he has answered questions in writing to not “provide the PM with more chances to lie and confuse everybody”.

In a newsletter to Substack subscribers, Cummings wrote: “I know others are v worried about handing things to the Cabinet Office because they know the PM will see everything SG [Sue Gray] collects.

“This inevitably means that evidence, including photos, is not given to her & instead will keep leaking after her report.”

One question on people’s lips is whether Dom is deliberately avoiding a request by Gray to be interrogated or that is acting as he is to ensure the “full facts” of the report are established

Cummings added: “Other damaging stories will come out until he [Boris Johnson] is gone. It’s clear talking to people in No 10 and 70 Whitehall that many officials are desperate to shove the kunlangeta off the ice this week.”

The former Downing Street special adviser also revealed that he will be hosting an “Ask me anything” Q&A following the publication of Gray’s highly-anticipated report.

Popcorn at the ready in what is set to be a box office week in Westminster.

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