Dominic Cummings has begun his civil service shake-up with a bizarre ad – 11 stunned reactions
Boris Johnson’s aide, and the man behind the Leave campaign, Dominic Cummings, is planning a shake-up of the Civil Service, and the recruitment ad he released through his own blog suggested things are going to be very different.
Robert Peston, among others, shared the link.
Not a conventional recruitment ad. From Cummings. Just now. This is government as an episode of Big Bang theory. Definitely worth reading. If you are super brainy and weird, Cummings wants you https://t.co/RfSJcfCfXt
— Robert Peston (@Peston) January 2, 2020
You can read the ad via Peston’s link, but it’s too long to post in full. There were, however, snippets posted by incredulous readers.
dominic cummings writes in the same way as the worst men on dating apps pic.twitter.com/x8GlslXmD2
— Abby Tomlinson (@twcuddleston) January 2, 2020
This Dominic Cummings job description for his would-be assistant is so depressing in the stress on long hours and lack of outside life as if this is some sort of virtue. That sort of work culture is wearily macho, completely outdated and utterly counter-productive. pic.twitter.com/Zb1dGqByDS
— Peter Walker (@peterwalker99) January 2, 2020
Hugely flattered to be cited in the weirdest job ad in the world. This is to remind all UK journalists that when Dominic Cummings talks about ‘Carole’s conspiracy theories’ he’s talking about the biggest breach of UK electoral law in 100 years, a matter now in hands of Met police pic.twitter.com/CdpqNwT5id
— Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla) January 2, 2020
This job description to be Dominic Cummings' personal assistant in Number 10 is unlike anything I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/be5co5X5Nz
— Yasmeen Serhan (@YasmeenSerhan) January 2, 2020
These were our favourite other reactions to the weirdness.
looking for a PA, needs to be an actual ninja, I'm talking a social samurai who shits shuriken and spits engagement if you stop tweeting to have sex take a hike nerd this is a 24/7 operation if you even know what a clock is don't apply
— new year, new joe (@mutablejoe) January 2, 2020
Dominic Cummings looks like he came last in a ‘hipster tortoise with food poisoning’ lookalike contest and is seething about it.
— Michael Spicer (@MrMichaelSpicer) January 2, 2020
Aren't there enough 'weirdos and misfits' in Downing Street already? https://t.co/S9nxeGkwB1
— Peter Oborne (@OborneTweets) January 2, 2020
Can't come out tonight. Working on my Dom Cummings job application form. Written entirely in Python, in the persona of a 21 year old mafia-running hedge-fund based physicist who snorts home-made bleach using rolled up pages from William Gibson novels. Oh and sums. Lots of sums.
— Stephen McGann (@StephenMcGann) January 2, 2020