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An unnamed cabinet minister tells the Times that Mr Cummings was after “vengeance” when he gave evidence, which included claims that Mr Johnson was “unfit for the job” and that Matt Hancock should have been fired for lying – something the health secretary denies. The paper says Mr Cummings’ comments amounted to a “character assassination”, with parliamentary sketchwriter Quentin Letts calling the select committee hearing “longer and bloodier than Hamlet”.