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Sun May 24, 2020, 11:50 AM

Calls grow for UK leader's aide to quit over lockdown trip

Source: AP

By JILL LAWLESS

LONDON (AP) ó Several lawmakers from Britainís governing Conservative Party on Sunday joined opposition calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnsonís top aide to be fired for allegedly violating the national coronavirus lockdown rules that he helped to create.

Johnson was due to address a government news conference amid growing pressure over his adviser Dominic Cummings, who drove 250 miles (400 kilometers) from London to his parentsí home in Durham, in northeast England, with his wife and son as he was coming down with COVID-19 at the end of March.

Britainís lockdown, which began March 23, stipulated that people should remain at their primary residence, leaving only for essential local errands and exercise. Anyone with coronavirus symptoms was told to completely isolate themselves.

ďDominic Cummings has a track record of believing that the rules donít apply to him and treating the scrutiny that should come to anyone in a position of authority with contempt,Ē tweeted Conservative lawmaker Damian Collins. ďThe government would be better without him.Ē



Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior aid Dominic Cummings leaves his home, in London, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Several lawmakers from Britainís governing Conservative Party have joined opposition calls for Johnsonís top aide to be fired for flouting lockdown rules. Dominic Cummings traveled 250 miles (400 kms) to his parentsí home with his wife and son as he was coming down with COVID-19 at the end of March. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 12:03 PM

1. The U.K. must

be following the U.S. example of when in power - do as you please. To HELL with rules.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #1)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:02 PM

2. Boris Johnson doubled down on the crazy at today's press conference

A display of brazen dishonesty that even Trump might have had second-thoughts about putting on.

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Reply #2)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:33 PM

3. You would think Blow Job would know better

Having had COVID-19 and getting dangerously ill from it but I guess not.

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