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What does Dominic Cummings think?


About this ThinkIn

In the week of Brexit, we look at what the PM’s chief advisor – the highly influential Dominic Cummings – means for investment in the north, defence procurement, the future of education; decision-making in government and more. How seriously should we take the dishevelled strategist who means business?


Our special guests include:

Lebby Eyres, freelance journalist and university friend of Cummings 

Chris Cook, editor and partner, Tortoise and former policy editor, Newsnight

Jill Rutter, Senior Research Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe



Chair: James Harding, Editor and Co-founder, Tortoise


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In the week of Brexit, we look at what the PM’s chief advisor – the highly influential Dominic Cummings – means for investment in the north, defence procurement, the future of education; decision-making in government and more. How seriously should we take the dishevelled strategist who means business?


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Editors and invited experts

James Harding
Co-founder and Editor

Chris Cook
Contributing Editor

Lebby Eyres, freelance journalist and university friend of Cummings

Jill Rutter, Senior Research Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe