Reflections on a reshuffle

By Bob Neill | 25 February 2020
  • Bob Neill

I don’t know Dominic Cummings well and I can only speculate what influence he did or didn’t have on the recent Government reshuffle. I am always a bit sceptical of the belief in all-powerful Svengali figures pulling the strings of puppet politicians. Good headlines, but seldom sound analysis.

That said, the Prime Minister’s chief adviser is clearly a man of great influence and strong views on a remarkable range of topics – apart, as far as I can see, on local government.

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.


Already a subscriber? Login

Whitehall Politics Boris Johnson

Coronavirus Update


In light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, some of you may not be able to receive your copy of TheMJ magazine. If you’d like to change your delivery address, please contact our subscriptions department at
Read The MJ for free

Keep up to date by subscribing to our daily newsletter

theMJ products