Dominic Cummings has additional burnished his popularity as – relying to your view – gnomic sage or patronising troll via replying to a journalist’s questions about HS2 with a chain of cryptic replies regarding a youngsters’s TV display.
Boris Johnson’s leader adviser used to be stopped via a BBC workforce as he left his north London house on Tuesday morning, and requested concerning the executive’s determination to continue with HS2, a mission Cummings has antagonistic.
Cummings spoke back: “The night time time is the best time to struggle crime – I will be able to’t bring to mind a rhyme.” The traces come from the theme song for PJ Mask, a cool animated film collection a few trio of pre-schoolers who, when their folks are asleep, don costumes to combat in a similar fashion younger foes.
In line with a chain of French youngsters’s books referred to as Les Pyjamasques, the display is produced via quite a lot of TV corporations from the United Kingdom, US and France, and has a spread of spin-off products.
Requested via the BBC journalist if the verdict on HS2 supposed he had misplaced affect in No 10, Cummings spoke back: “I feel we’d like PJ Mask at the task.” Pressed once more at the mission, he ostentatiously checked his telephone for some time earlier than including: “PJ Mask. They’re your guys.”
The theme endured with the solution to a last query concerning the approaching cupboard reshuffle: “PJ Mask will do a better task than they all put in combination.”
Cummings and his spouse, the journalist Mary Wakefield, have a son born in 2016, who’s within the goal age for PJ Mask and the most likely reason why for his publicity to the display.