Boris Johnson backs Dominic Cummings in face of Tory calls for chief aide to resign

Posted by on May 24, 2020 12:14 pm
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Prime minister says key adviser acted ‘responsibly, legally and with integrity’

Boris Johnson has pledged his complete support for Dominic Cummings over a trip to a distant family home during the peak of the lockdown, using a Downing Street press conference to insist his chief adviser “acted responsibly, legally and with integrity”.

Facing intense pressure to explain why Cummings appeared to have flouted lockdown rules by driving more than 260 miles to his parents’ estate in Durham with his wife and young son after his wife became ill, the prime minister said Cummings had simply been trying to keep his family safe.

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