Prime minister’s top aide travelled to Durham while suffering from coronavirus, it emerges

Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure to sack his most senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, after it emerged the top aide had flouted lockdown rules while suffering from coronavirus.
Police approached Mr Cummings after he travelled to Durham at the end of March to allegedly stay in a property on his parents’ farm, despite government orders for people to stay at home.
The revelation has led to calls for No 10 to remove Mr Cummings, following the resignation of earlier this month of a key scientific adviser who also broke government social distancing rules.
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It comes as a new poll suggests Mr Johnson’s support – which peaked at the height of the initial wave of Covid-19 deaths – has begun to slide.
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It appears it is going to be a long bank holiday weekend for the prime minister after it emerged late on Friday that his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, broke lockdown rules in March while suffering from coronavirus.
Head here for the latest on a story that is likely to dominate the headlines for the next few days. 
The British people do not expect there to be one rule for them and another rule for Dominic Cummings, says Labour

  • Tom.Embury-Dennis
  • 23 May 2020 09:13

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