Led by donkeys': Dominic Cummings says it's crackers Boris Johnson is our prime minister

Dominic Cummings has said it is “crackers” that Boris Johnson is prime minister.

As part of his damning evidence about the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Cummings said there are “thousands of people” who could provide better leadership.

Cummings, who was Johnson’s chief adviser until November last year, was giving long-awaited testimony to the House of Commons health and social care and science and technology committees on Wednesday.

Responding to a question from Labour MP Rebecca Long-Bailey, an ally of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Cummings told the hearing: “There’s a very profound question about the nature of our political system that means we got, at the last election, a choice between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson.