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Anti-racism protest targets Johnson’s aide Cummings

A small group of protesters chanting “Black Lives Matter” gathered on Thursday outside the London home of Dominic Cummings, a close aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the centre of a scandal that has damaged the government.

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Rules apply to all, senior health official says of UK PM’s adviser Cummings

Britain’s COVID-19 lockdown rules are clear and apply to everyone, a senior medical officer said when asked about a long road trip made by the prime minister’s top adviser, Dominic Cummings, at the height of the lockdown.

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Cummings considers quitting later this year – Daily Mail

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, is considering quitting later this year, the Daily Mail newspaper reported.

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Johnson tries to stop health experts from commenting on aide Cummings

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to stop his top medical and scientific advisors from answering reporters’ questions about the behaviour of chief political advisor Dominic Cummings, saying they should not be involved in politics.

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Police say PM adviser Cummings might have made ‘minor’ breach of lockdown

British police said Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings may have breached coronavirus lockdown rules by driving 26 miles to a castle with his wife and son though they said they would take no further action.

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UK police to take no action against PM’s adviser Cummings – Telegraph

British police said Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings did breach the coronavirus lockdown but that it was minor and so they will take no further action, the Telegraph reported.

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Time to move on, urges PM Johnson over Cummings row

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday it was time for Britain to move on from what he described as a “very, very frustrating episode” when his closest adviser Dominic Cummings was accused of violating the coronavirus lockdown rules.

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PM takes Brexit decisions, Cummings does not give instructions – UK negotiator

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes the main decisions on Brexit policy and his senior advisor Dominic Cummings does not give instructions on negotiations with the European Union, the UK’s chief negotiator David Frost said on Wednesday.

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UK’s Hancock did not announce a review of lockdown fines – BBC Political Editor

Britain’s health minister Matt Hancock did not announce a review of lockdown fines when he was questioned by a member of the public about the penalties in light of action taken by adviser Dominic Cummings, the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said on Tuesday, citing a government source.

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Cummings and his ‘Brexit friends’ leave when they should stay, quips EU’s Tusk

A senior European Union politician couldn’t help a Brexit quip as he waded into Britain’s row over Dominic Cummings, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser and mastermind of leaving the bloc who is accused of violating coronavirus travel curbs.

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Britons bristle at explanation of Johnson aide’s lockdown trip

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says people should make up their own minds about the decision of his senior aide Dominic Cummings to drive 250 miles (400 km) from London during lockdown. The early evidence is that they have.

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PM Johnson satisfied with senior aide’s explanation – spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is satisfied with the explanation provided by his senior adviser Dominic Cummings for a trip he made during the coronavirus lockdown, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Gove defends PM’s adviser Cummings: he’s a man of honour and integrity

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings acted reasonably by travelling to northern England during the coronavirus lockdown and is a man of integrity, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.

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Johnson’s aide Cummings says should have explained trip earlier

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s close aide Dominic Cummings on Monday said he should have explained the circumstances of a 250 mile journey during lockdown earlier but that his decision to take the trip had not been a mistake.

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Aide to PM Cummings says he doesn’t regret lockdown trip

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s closest adviser Dominic Cummings said on Monday that he didn’t regret his decision to drive 250 miles from London to northern England, saying he had not flouted lockdown rules by staying on his family’s farm.

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Johnson’s aide Cummings says he has not offered to resign

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s closest adviser Dominic Cummings said on Monday he had not offered his resignation over the furore about his decision to drive 250 miles from London to northern England during Britain’s COVID-19 lockdown.

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Johnson’s aide Cummings had no reasonable childcare options in London

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s close adviser Dominic Cummings on Monday said he drove with his family 250 miles from London to Durham during Britain’s lockdown because he had no reasonable childcare options if both he an his wife were seriously ill.

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Johnson faces cabinet revolt over senior adviser who violated lockdown – The Sun

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a revolt from his cabinet over his backing of senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who faces calls from within the Conservative Party to resign for driving 250 miles during the coronavirus lockdown, the Sun newspaper reported late on Sunday https://bit.ly/3egA6CJ.

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Johnson risks party wrath to back aide who crossed UK during lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed his senior adviser Dominic Cummings on Sunday, despite calls from within his own Conservative Party for the aide to resign for driving 250 miles during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Cummings has been reported to police over lockdown journey – Daily Mirror

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s aide Dominic Cummings, who is under pressure over a long journey made while coronavirus restrictions were in place, has been reported to police over an alleged breach of the lockdown, the Daily Mirror said.

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UK government ‘bleeding credibility’ over PM’s aide, says cabinet member – ITV

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is bleeding credibility over senior aide Dominic Cummings, who is facing calls to resign for a journey during the coronavirus lockdown, an unnamed cabinet member told ITV on Sunday.

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UK opposition leader calls for inquiry into PM’s adviser over lockdown drive

Britain’s most senior civil servant should launch an urgent inquiry into the actions of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings over a journey made during lockdown, the opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer said.

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PM Johnson says adviser’s lockdown drive was understandable

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the actions of his senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who is under pressure over a journey made during lockdown, were understandable.

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Johnson stands by senior adviser Cummings over lockdown drive

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he was standing by senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who is under pressure to resign over a journey he made during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Johnson to lead coronavirus news conference as adviser’s future hangs in balance

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will lead the daily coronavirus news conference on Sunday as the future of his senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who is under pressure over a journey made during the lockdown, hangs in the balance.

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Factbox: Dominic Cummings – PM Johnson’s cardinal of Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who faces calls to resign over a journey made during the coronavirus lockdown, was the architect of Brexit who has become one of the most powerful men in the British government.

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Adviser Cummings enters UK PM’s Downing Street residence – Sky News reporter

Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings, facing mounting calls to resign over a journey he made during the coronavirus lockdown, was seen entering the prime minister’s Downing Street residence on Sunday morning, a Sky News reporter said on Twitter.

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PM Johnson’s adviser Cummings will not resign – minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who drove 400 km (250 miles) to northern England while coronavirus lockdown measures were in place, will not resign, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Sunday.

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UK PM Johnson resists calls to sack Cummings over 400 km drive

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resisted calls on Saturday from opposition parties to sack senior adviser Dominic Cummings after he travelled 400 km (250 miles) to northern England while his wife showed COVID-19 symptoms.

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PM’s adviser Cummings denies making second trip to family in lockdown – Telegraph

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings denied a report that he made a second trip to his family in the northern English city of Durham during the coronavirus lockdown, describing it as “totally false”, the Telegraph newspaper reported.