Cummings accuses Guardian and Channel 4 of 'spreading disinformation on Trump and Brexit'

Mr Cummings specifically called out The Guardian, Channel 4 and the New York Times in a tweet earlier today. The comments focusing on Brexit and Donald Trump also extend to the treatment of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and social media giant Facebook.

Boris Johnson’s former adviser claims that such is the extent of the spin on stories, academics in conversation with Mr Cummings seem to “believe the nonsense re past five years politics [sic].”

He added: “Similar to 30s when the educated were most deluded re Stalin/gulag.”

The cryptic message posted by Mr Cummings seems to directly target more liberal and left leaning sources of information and news.

These outlets have included campaigns against Brexit. Headlines in The Guardian, such as ‘The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked’, claims that shadowy global operations involving big data could influence results is a prime example of his rhetoric.

In an opinion piece for The Guardian, Will Hutton, co-chair of the Purposeful Company, also took a dig at Brexit in his piece ‘The case for Brexit was built on lies’.

Hutton says in the piece: “Because so much of the case for Brexit is false, the political modus operandi of the Brexiteers, now dominating our political culture, has become a refusal to accept responsibility for mistakes, overclaiming, deceit, and sometimes outright lies to justify the unjustifiable.”

Mr Cummings, one of the masterminds of the Brexit idea, has always argued leaving the EU would liberate Britain from Brussels based bureaucracy and regulations.

The former aide also alluded to other sources of news as posing problems.

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Mr Cummings argument that academic are becoming influenced may have some credibility.

In a Varsity article in 2017, it argued that “90 percent of academics think Brexit will have a negative impact on higher education”.

Many academics predicted that a recession would occur as a result of Brexit. Others stated that exports from the EU would collapse.

Others claimed growth would dramatically reduce and predicted border chaos amid an exodus of financial institutions to the EU.

Whilst another reply by @PippaCrear pointed out a promise delivered by the Prime Minister that the UK would be ‘first in line’ for a free trade deal with the US, something that just this week was proven wrong by President Joe Biden.

However, in light of recent Brexit victories, such as the ability for the UK to negotiate and become a part of its own deals and agreements, as demonstrated in the AUKUS deal, there does appear an element of optimism in Mr Cummings tweet.

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