Saturday 30 May 2020
Home      All news      Contact us     
.theguardian - 8 days ago

UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson under pressure to sack Dominic Cummings - latest updates

Pressure for prime minister’s top adviser to go follows report he breached lockdown rules in March. Follow the latest developments as they happenPressure on Dominic Cummings to quit over lockdown breachCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.02am BST Ian Blackford, the SNP’s Westminster leader, said the prime minister had “serious questions” to answer regarding what he knew about Dominic Cummings’ lockdown trip to Country Durham.Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Blackford said: I think what should have happened by now is that Dominic Cummings should have gone.What I find interesting...is that (according to some reports) members of Downing Street knew about this so, first and foremost, Boris Johnson has serious questions to answer over what now appears to be a cover-up. Here we have the highest official in government, the closest confidant of the prime minister prepared to break the rules that the rest of us are being asked to obey.You cannot have a situation where there appears to be one rule for the powerful and the millions of the rest of the public are being told we must follow government advice. Demonstrably, this is an individual who has broken the advice he has been, in many cases, the architect of delivering. 9.42am BST Good morning. Boris Johnson is facing mounting pressure to sack his closest aide following reports he breached lockdown rules in March. A joint investigation by the Guardian and Mirror newspapers revealed that police spoke to Dominic Cummings, the prime minister’s key adviser, after he visited his parents’ home in Durham, 264 miles from his London home while he had coronavirus symptoms in late March. Related: Pressure on Dominic Cummings to quit over lockdown breach If accurate, the prime minister’s chief adviser appears to have breached the lockdown rules. The government’s guidance was very clear: stay at home and no non-essential travel. The British people do not expect there to be one rule for them and another rule for Dominic Cummings. Number 10 needs to provide a very swift explanation for his actions.
If Dominic Cummings has broken the lockdown guidelines he will have to resign. It’s as simple as that.Dominic Cummings’ position is completely untenable – he must resign or be sacked. Continue reading...


Latest News
Hashtags:   

coronavirus

 | 

Boris

 | 

Johnson

 | 

under

 | 

pressure

 | 

Dominic

 | 

Cummings

 | 

latest

 | 

updates

 | 
Most Popular (6 hours)

Most Popular (24 hours)

Most Popular (a week)

Sources