Dominic Cummings has begun his civil service shake-up with a bizarre ad – 11 stunned reactions
In a better designed world, Dominic Cummings would still be lurking in a back bedroom somewhere playing Call of Duty in his stained underpants and only dreaming of world domination in his spare time.
— Simon Ubsdell (@SimonUbsdell) January 2, 2020
Dominic Cummings is bringing his extensive business experience – working on a failed airline startup in Russia and as a doorman at his uncle's nightclub – to a massive reform/privatisation/demolition of the civil service. What could possibly go wrong?
— Andrew Cooper (@AndrewzCooper) January 1, 2020
The dominant feeling I have on reading that Cummings recruitment blogpost is embarrassment. It sounds like the pitch a sociopathic Silicon Valley chancer with a Steve Jobs fixation would make to a group of venture capitalists.
Poor old Britain. Is this what it's come to?
— Elinor Elliot (@ElliotElinor) January 2, 2020
*3am, you wake to go to the toilet, Dom Cummings is sitting on your bed*
"there needs to be a cable car between Manchester and Leeds, have 8 proposals by lunch, I'll see myself out"
— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) January 2, 2020
This country's administrative system is basically in thrall to some crank with a blog.
— Louis Barfe (@AlanKelloggs) January 2, 2020
everybody who applies for the “super talented weirdo” role that dom cummings is advertising will own one of those v for vendetta masks and their username on Reddit will be something like the_rational_atheist_69
— Joe (@steamedhamms) January 2, 2020
Oh fuck. Dominic Cummings has written a job ad blog. He appears to be looking for someone who repeats themselves a lot. And someone who repeats themselves a lot. Classic Dom
— John Crace (@JohnJCrace) January 2, 2020
However, if Writer in Pyjamas is correct, Cummings’ plans for the Civil Service may not go as smoothly as he’d like.
Dear Dominic Cummings,
I was a civil servant for 15 years. You’re woefully unprepared for the likes of us.
— Writer in Pyjamas (@GirloftheN) January 2, 2020