FILE PHOTO: Dominic Cummings, special adviser for Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at Downing Street in London, Britain October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville
LONDON (Reuters) – The senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who plotted Brexit and steered his boss to last month’s election triumph, is on the lookout for “weirdos and misfits with odd skills” to help bring new ideas to Britain’s government.
“We want to improve performance and make me much less important — and within a year largely redundant,” Dominic Cummings said in a post on his blog bit.ly/2rQjaAv on Thursday.
“We do not have the sort of expertise supporting the PM and ministers that is needed. This must change fast so we can properly serve the public.”
Cummings, who has made no secret of his disdain for much of the way Britain’s civil service operates, said he had been lucky to have worked with some fantastic officials in recent months.
“But there are also some profound problems at the core of how the B