Cool Hand Cummings plays for Brexit checkmate

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Thousands of protesters gather in London last week to protest against Boris Johnson’s plan for the prorogation of parliament

Tory political strategist and chess fan Dominic Cummings was behind the move to shut down parliament, but has he gone too far?

The political dogs certainly have indigestion this weekend as they continue to fight and gnaw over Boris Johnson’s surprise decision to prorogue parliament for five weeks in the middle of the Brexit crisis. It was the perfect play; last week’s trips for Johnson to Berlin and Paris and a sunshine weekend in Biarritz with lots of faux headlines while, back in London, Dominic Cummings was driving a plan to throw everything in the air and...

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