🇬🇧

Cummings heckled, Johnson defends lockdown scandal

Video credit: Reuters Studio
Published on May 26, 2020 - Duration: 01:18s

Cummings heckled, Johnson defends lockdown scandal

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide, Dominic Cummings, is refusing to apologize or resign over accusations he breached lockdown efforts by driving 250 miles to his parents' property.

Protesters were seen heckling the Brexit architect outside his home on Monday evening.

Advertisement

Cummings heckled, Johnson defends lockdown scandal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that day that he believed that none of his staff had undermined the public health message for how people can help tackle the coronavirus outbreak, adding he regretted the anger over his senior adviser's movements.

During an earlier news conference Cummings said the prime minister did not about know his arrangements in advance but that he was informed about his trip to Durham at a later date.

Commenting on whether he knew that Cummings has made the trip to Durham, Johnson said he had a "brief conversation " with his adviser when experiencing coronavirus symptoms in which he mentioned where he was.

You are here

Related news from verified sources

Mr Johnson must take responsibility over the scandal surrounding his adviser Dominic Cummings, according to Labour
on May 27, 2020 • Tamworth Herald

The tweet was live for around 20 minutes: “Arrogant and offensive,” said the UK Civil Service’s official twitter account. “Can you image having to work...
on May 24, 2020 • Anorak

Boris Johnson is facing demands from 'blue wall' Tory MPs who helped him win last year's general election to launch an inquiry into Dominic Cummings's actions...
on May 24, 2020 • Independent

Related videos from verified sources

Mahsa Taliefar Launches GoFundMe Campaign To Launch Legal Proceedings Against Dominic Cummings 01:42
Video credit: HuffPost UK Clips STUDIO - Published 3 weeks ago 

All you need to know from the May 28 Covid-19 briefing 01:13
Video credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO - Published on May 28, 2020 

Starmer: PM 'weak' through Cummings saga 01:39
Video credit: ODN - Published on May 28, 2020 

You might like