Boris ally of 14 years QUITS in protest at PM's Jimmy Savile attack on Keir Starmer

Munira Mirza, who has served with Mr Johnson since he was London Mayor, said the Prime Minister’s refusal to apologise for his remarks had left her with no choice but to quit.

Defending himself in the Commons on Monday from attacks over parties in No10 during the pandemic, the Prime Minister launched an assault on Sir Keir’s record when he was Director of Public Prosecutions.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, the trusted aide wrote: “I believe it was wrong for you to imply this week that Keir Starmer was personally responsible for allowing Jimmy Savile to escape justice.

“There was no fair or reasonable basis for that assertion.

“This was not the usual cut and thrust of politics; it was an inappropriate and partisan reference to a horrendous case of child sex abuse.

“You tried to clarify your position today but, despite my urging, you did not apologise for the misleading impression you gave.”

Dominic Cummings described Ms Mirza’s resignation as “an unmistakeable signal the bunker is collapsing”.

He said on social media: “Moral courage from Munira who has done her best to make progress with a professional team throughout the horror since 11/20.

“It’s also an unmistakable signal the bunker is collapsing and this PM is finished.

“Flicker of moral courage from Cabinet and Cabinet Office asap please.”

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