Dominic Cummings has left his role at 10 Downing Street with immediate effect, but not before updating a blog post from 2018 to make it look like he predicted that this would happen.
Cummings, who has garnered a reputation for being something of a super-forecaster, chose to update a blog entry from February 2018, in which he discusses at length the latest goings-on in Albert Square, to drop in a reference to his recent resignation.
In 2018 he wrote, “What Eastenders really needs, is the injection of a proper bad-guy, something like a classic Dirty Den.
And this afternoon he added at the end of that sentence, “… who knows, maybe I could do it once I resign from Boris Johnson’s government on 13th November 2020, because that’s what’s going to happen – foresight you see.”
Critics have pointed out that the Internet never forgets, and it is clear that Cummings has manipulated the public record to make himself seem prescient – an accusation Cummings refutes.
He went on, “I haven’t changed my blog, I’ve merely edited it to offer a little more clarity. Clearly when I was talking about Dirty Den I was talking about my forthcoming resignation, so all I’ve done is elaborate on that point.”
Meanwhile, the non-gullible have rejected Cummings explanation, insisting that they themselves predicted he would do this.
Computer owner Simon Williams told us, “Look at this blog post from 2017, in which I clearly predict that Dominic Cummings will edit a 2018 blog post to claim he predicted his 2020 resignation.
“As such, with a track record like this, I’m now calling myself a super-super-forecaster. QED.”