Once again, a series of inaccurate claims have been made in the Sunday Times this week.
Claim: In an article about the Ministry of Defence, it is claimed [PM’s foreign policy special advisor] John Bew ‘did not even know about’ the OneWeb plan.
Reality: John Bew was fully involved in the discussions and present at meetings on OneWeb.
Claim: Dominic Cummings held a “getting-to-know-you” exercise with the service chiefs last month, when sources say the “personal chemistry” was “ a disaster”.
General Sir Patrick Sanders, who as Commander of Strategic Command is in charge of all the MoD’s special forces and intelligence units, “boasted” about his work on cyber-warfare but a source present said Cummings “shot him down in flames” leaving Sanders “humiliated”.
Reality: Dominic Cummings did not meet service chiefs last month, and this entire account is false.