Labour demand ‘swift explanation’ as Dominic Cummings breaks lockdown rules


THE Labour Party have demanded a “very swift explanation” from Downing Street over reports that Boris Johnson’s senior aide Dominic Cummings broke the Government’s lockdown rules.

The Mirror reported that he was spotted at his parents’ home in Durham when he was recovering from Covid-19, after travelling from his London home.

A Labour spokesman said: “If accurate, the Prime Minister’s chief adviser appears to have breached the lockdown rules. The Government’s guidance was very clear: stay at home and no non-essential travel.

“The British people do not expect there to be one rule for them and another rule for Dominic Cummings. Number 10 needs to provide a very swift explanation for his actions.”

READ MORE: Dominic Cummings investigated by police after flouting lockdown rules

Cummings started suffering from a bout of Covid-19 at the end of March which left him self-isolating with his wife and son for two weeks.

Downing Street claimed he was in quarantine in his London home but a report has revealed that he was actually 250 miles away in the North of England. 

Government lockdown advice said: “You should not be visiting family members who do not live in your home. The only exception is if they need help, such as having shopping or medication dropped off.”

Michael Russell, Scotland’s Constitutional Relations Secretary, said Cummings should be treated the same was as Catherine Calderwood, Scotland’s former chief medical officer, who resigned after travelling to her second home in Fife during lockdown.

READ MORE: Michael Russell says Dominic Cummings must be sacked for flouting lockdown

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