Some are trusted aides, others are fixers who work in the shadows. Often unelected and unaccountable, they all have the ear of national leadersThe role of Dominic Cummings in plotting and facilitating Boris Johnson’s drive for power has focused attention on the influence exerted by behind-the-scenes advisers and confidants who have the ear of prominent politicians.Powerful men and women around the world all have personal counsellors, trusted aides and backroom mentors. Then there are the “insiders” – string-pullers, fixers and manipulators with ambitions of their own. Few become well-known, although Cummings’s notoriety is by no means exceptional. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/29/power-behind-the-thrones-10-movers-and-shakers-for-2020
Author : Simon Tisdall
Publish date : 2019-12-29 08:05:32
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