Meet Lee Cain: Three chaotic years as Boris Johnson’s closest aide

This week Jack Blanchard sits down with Lee Cain, who spent three years at Boris Johnson’s side as his spin doctor and closest aide.

In his first major interview since leaving Downing Street, Cain recalls Johnson’s extraordinary journey from U.K. foreign secretary, to backbench rebel, to all-powerful prime minister with a commanding majority in parliament. Cain reveals Johnson’s campaign secrets and lifts the lid on the all-important Cabinet resignation in 2018 which helped propel him into power.

And he recalls the highs and the lows of the 18 months that followed, from a landslide general election victory to a catastrophic pandemic response which saw 130,000 Britons die — and left Johnson himself fighting for his life.



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