Boris Johnson’s top assistant Dan Rosenfeld “is about to leave Downing Street” after just four months
- Dan Rosenfeld has been the subject of hostile briefings from inside number 10
- He is accused of being obsessed with paperwork and not politics
- Within weeks of launch, it is claimed that a ‘Sack Dan’ campaign was underway
Boris Johnson’s chief of staff is about to leave Downing Street after just four months in the job, sources say.
Former Treasury Officer Dan Rosenfeld has had a baptism of fire since taking office in January, and has been the subject of hostile briefings from all sides as the faction wars raged in No. 10. Within weeks of his commencement, the topic was up. of hostile briefings from all sides. claimed there was a ‘Sack Dan’ campaign going on because of his management style.
An official claimed he was ‘drenched in David Brent’s false bonhomie in The Office’ at meetings. Another said, “He’s more obsessed with processes and paperwork than politics and people.”
Boris Johnson’s chief of staff, Dan Rosenfeld, pictured on the right, is believed to be leaving his job, while Munira Mirza, on the left, who heads the No 10 Policy Unit, is also being questioned.
Within weeks of arriving at No. 10, Rosenfeld was subject to a ‘Sack Dan’ campaign
It means that the Prime Minister is once again faced with a quest for a ‘strong hand’ to instill discipline in the No. 10 machine.
The future of Munira Mirza, head of Policy Unit No. 10, is also under discussion.
Government sources reported a few weeks ago that she was on her way out. Ms. Mirza is one of the few long-term assistants to Boris Johnson still in government, having previously served as deputy mayor for education and culture while working at City Hall.
Johnson last month lost Lord Lister, another ally from his days as mayor in London, who left the government after repeated questions about his private interests.
A source said No 10 adviser Henry Newman was touted as a possible addition to the Policy Unit – until Dominic Cummings accused him of being the ‘talkative rat’ who leaked lockdown plans. Mr. Newman denies the claim. Last night, a source said that Ms. Mirza would likely stay in her job, but the widespread opinion is that the policy unit needs a shake-up, adding, ‘It’s considered not strong enough. They don’t produce anything. ‘