Boris Johnson faces calls to sack Dominic Cummings

Irish Times | May 23, 2020 at 7:45 AM
  • British prime minister Boris Johnson is facing pressure to sack his closest aide after it emerged that he travelled to his parents’ home despite coronavirus-related restrictions.
  • Police have confirmed they attended a property in Co Durham after allegations emerged that Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings travelled more than 420km from his London home during the lockdown that his boss had just announced.
  • The same day as police spoke with members of Mr Cummings’s family, his boss Mr Johnson was admitted to hospital with coronavirus, where he would later require treatment in intensive care.