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UK PM Johnson backs aide Cummings despite calls to resign over lockdown travel

Reuters India Sunday, 24 May 2020
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 travelling 250 miles during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Dominic Cummings has said childcare was the main reason for his travel during lockdown. The advisor said he did not tell the PM he was planning to drive to Durham and dismissed claims he was against lockdown. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on...

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