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

Reuters Sunday, 24 May 2020
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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