Boris Johnson gave Lee Cain promotion over sausage lunch then fired him for telling porkies


BORIS Johnson gave his trusted aide a big promotion over bangers and mash — then kicked him out for telling porkies.

The PM knocked up the tasty lunch in his Downing Street kitchen as he asked Lee Cain to be his chief of staff.

Boris Johnson made Lee Cain part of his inner circle before firing him

Lee Cain lost a Downing Street power struggle and was dismissed

But it ended in a squabble after Boris’s fiancee Carrie Symonds accused him of mounting a smear campaign against her.

Details of the Sunday nosh-up emerged amid a wave of recriminations over the departure of spin boss Mr Cain and fellow aide Dominic Cummings.

In a weekend of mud-slinging, fresh claims were being made over the events which plunged the government machine into turmoil.

Insiders claimed:

  • Carrie ruled the roost at No 10 and wants to be the new Princess Diana.
  • Former TV presenter Allegra Stratton threatened to resign three times in a clash with Mr Cain over pay, a deputy and access to the PM.
  • Cummings and his sidekicks used “thuggish” language to keep young special advisers in check.
  • Boris was interrupted by a call from the Queen as he broke the news to Mr Cain that his promotion was off.

Officials have defended Carrie’s role in the fiasco.

They have insisted that ministers and MPs who were fed up with the “laddish” culture in No10 had also piled in to block the promotion.

Dominic Cummings left Downing Street with a box of his belongings

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