Live Blog, Dominic Cummings, Coronavirus

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Cummings under pressure to resign after flouting lockdown rules as poll shows Johnson's support ebbing away - follow live

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

5/23/2020 11:49:00 AM

Cummings under pressure to resign after flouting lockdown rules as poll shows Johnson's support ebbing away - follow live

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

 Ian Blackford, SNP 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, the MP said: “I think what should have happened by now is that Dominic Cummings should have gone.

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 “What I find 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. The Prime Minister must explain exactly when he knew about the breaking of the rules, whether he sanctioned it, why Cummings wasn't sacked immediately and why it appears that he tried to cover it up, not telling the public until the newspaper(s) broke the story eight weeks later last night.”

 He branded the alleged actions the “height of irresponsibility for someone to think this is a reasonable course of action”, and added: “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.”

 Mr Blackford said Mr Cummings' alleged actions were “more serious breaches” than rule breaking carried out by UK Government adviser Professor Neil Ferguson and former Scotland chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood, both of whom resigned for their breaches.

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It is not Cummings that should go but the current PM! Resign, we don't need this sort of fruitloop anywhere near government They could say he'd quit, taking the pressure off Johnson, but he can continue to run the Reich from his parents' home, who would know except 'sources'? Cummins doesn’t care about this. He refused to appear in front of a select committee but still leads BorisJohnson

Searching way to hard for a headline me thinks! 👇 What's this nonsense about 'under pressure to resign'...he should be sacked!! No chance. He has to go Don't just let the rats leave the sinking ship of JohnsonLand, prosecute them at least IF you can find a judge that's unrelated to any of them Evn gov official not following their own rules, how could you expect the nation to do so! This is disgrace to those ppl lost their loved ones & who is battling with CV19 now! Please also report & fine those member of public broke the rules. Fairness for all. stayhomesavelives

It seems they believe in freedom of movement after all. If he can travel during lockdown 100s miles to visit his family, why can’t I travel from London to Scotland to visit my family? No he’s not. As already reported, the Chief Medical Officer stated on the 23rd March that an essential journey included seeking child care if ill. Must be a quiet news story but still, it’s always nice to be reminded of where the undemocrats skulk.

Should unequivocally resign as others have for flouting the law❗️Neigh if anyone else broke the rules they would receive a substantive fine - he should be dismissed immediately❗️ JamieCollabro He should resign! I've never liked him. He has far too much power for what he is and far too much influence over Boris!

Surprised? Please ask govt if there are any more senior officials or ministers who think they have gotten away with lockdown/quarantine breaches. Cummings ✊🏻💦💦, kind of appropriate name for a wan*er. ET, phone home.

Police 'fighting losing battle' with campersOvernight stays away from home remain banned despite the easing of the lockdown rules, police warn. Not trips to Durham so bollocks to them, I’m off camping. Unless you're a Conservative party advisor They did allow us to drive from London to Durham while we have symptoms though, yeah? 🧐

Boris Johnson under pressure to sack Dominic Cummings over lockdown breachPiers Morgan has led calls demanding Prime Minister Boris Johnson sack his chief aide Dominic Cummings after he travelled from London to Durham when he was self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms Good for him. Since when does anyone give a fuck about his opinion? It is advisory and not enforceable. How quickly sheep have willingly given away their freedom and stupidly think it will be restored to what is was before. Governments never relinquish power once they have it. Yawn!

Calls for Dominic Cummings to resign or be sacked for breaking lockdown rulesHe was reportedly spotted in his parents' back garden blasting Abba’s Dancing Queen the same day Scotland's chief medical officer resigned for visiting her second home If he doesn't get sacked then u know double standards from the Tories. Remember they made a big fuss over the Scottish health secretary women to get the sack but we all know what happens the Tories are a dirty party You will note that Scotland's chief medical officer resigned, she was not sacked, Ianblackford_MP should remebr this when saying BorisJohnson should sack DominicCumins. Any sick parent would seek help with their children in those circumstances. So a mother was blocked from going to her own child’s funeral and he does this? It’s time for Cummings to resign.

Calls for Cummings to resign after lockdown travelLabour demands action after the PM's aide went to his parents while self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms. He is a protagonist of herd immunity even if 'a few old people might die' so can't be overly surprised by his actions. What I really mean is - he's a twunt. Cos of all his Cummings and Goings Dominic Cummings will be Dominic Goings No chance!

Piers Morgan demands Cummings RESIGN over alleged lockdown breachPOLICE spoke to Dominic Cummings about breaching coronavirus lockdown restrictions after he and his wife travelled to the former's parents' house to self-isolate according to reports. Piers Morgan has spoken omg! Piers I agree with you but it will never happen. If they let this man go now, it's all over. Morgans a cheesey bellend.

Labour call for action after reports police spoke to Dominic Cummings over breaking lockdown rules'The British people do not expect there to be one rule for them and another rule for Dominic Cummings ' Position untenable the public have had enough. NicolaSturgeon scotgov UKLabour Keir_Starmer do you agree he should resign or be fired? DavidLammy coyleneil