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Tory power duo ‘M&M’ at centre of infighting among Boris Johnson’s backroom team


THE Tory power duo dubbed M&M are at the centre of a new outbreak of infighting among Boris Johnson’s backroom team.

Lockdown hawks, in favour of easing restrictions, are concerned about the increasing influence of the doves, Cabinet Office supremo Michael Gove and Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

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Tory power duo Matt Hancock and Michael Gove have been dubbed M&M

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Tory power duo Matt Hancock and Michael Gove have been dubbed M&M

One said: “It often seems to us that Matt and Mike — M&M as some of us call them — are running the show.

“It makes it difficult to get anything past the PM.”

A key Brexit adviser quit on ­Friday in the latest No10 spat.

Oliver Lewis, nicknamed Sonic after his spikey haircut and right-hand man to Brexit negotiator Lord Frost, walked out after angrily denied claims of disloyalty.

His departure was part of what one source dubbed a “non-stop psychodrama” in Downing Street.

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It followed surprise changes in which the PM gave a key job to one of Mr Gove’s former aides.

'M&M' are at the centre of a new outbreak of infighting among Boris Johnson’s backroom team

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‘M&M’ are at the centre of a new outbreak of infighting among Boris Johnson’s backroom teamCredit: Getty – Pool

 

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