Farage is frantic about Brexit ‘sell-out’ due to Cummings exit

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Nigel Farage has insisted that the exit of Boris Johnson’s top aide from Downing Street means a “Brexit sell-out” is looming.

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Farage said he never liked the prime minister’s outgoing chief adviser Dominic Cummings, but he is concerned about the consequences of his departure. Cummings left Number 10 carrying a box on the evening of 14 November as it was reported he had quit as the PM’s right-hand man.

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The comments came after Downing Street insisted that Cummings’s departure would not impact Brexit talks. His dramatic exit from Number 10 comes at a crucial juncture in the post-Brexit talks between the UK and Brussels.

The PM’s official spokesperson James Slack insisted that suggestions the government could compromise on key principles in the wake of Cummings’ decision to leave were “simply false”.

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Cummings was widely seen as the mastermind behind the victorious Vote Leave campaign in the 2016 referendum. Talks on a free trade agreement between the UK and EU have been continuing this week in London and are due to “pause” over the weekend before resuming next week in Brussels.

London and the EU are trying to hammer out a post-Brexit trade deal after the current transition period finishes on December 31. The PA news agency understands that Cummings will still be employed until the middle of December, although reports suggest he will be working from home.

Speculation has surrounded the future of the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator lord David Frost, but he has remained in his role as talks reach a heightened stage.

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