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Time to move on, urges British PM Johnson over Cummings row

Reuters Wednesday, 27 May 2020
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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