The Prime minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson is under pressure, Saturday, may 23, following revelations concerning one of its advisors, the controversial Dominic Cummings. According to the revelations of the newspapers Daily Mirror and The Guardian, published Friday, may 22, it would have violated the rules of containment, leaving his home in london to travel to the north-east of England and visit his parents in their seventies, and while it exhibited many of the symptoms of the Covid-19.
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"No chance that he resigns"
in the Face of a controversy that is gaining momentum, Downing Street has ensured that Dominic Cummings has acted in line with the recommendations of the government. "The british people do not expect that there is a law for him and another law for Dominic Cummings," said a spokesman for the labour Party. Ed Davey, leader of the liberal democrats, for his part, felt that Mr. Cummings "will resign" if the facts are confirmed. For the leader of the pro-independence scots to the Westminster Parliament, Ian Blackford, " he must resign or be fired ".
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dismissal for non-compliance with the containment
But Downing Street has frontally contradicts these assertions, explaining that" at no time the police have not interviewed him or his family about this, as has been reported ". At the time of the facts, the government of Boris Johnson asked the population not to go out only to meet their basic needs and demands of those who exhibited symptoms not get out of the house. "Those who seek to politicize" the case, " should look in the mirror ", had tweeted the minister of foreign Affairs Dominic Raab, considering that the explanations that were required have been provided.
This case just to embarrass a Boris Johnson (who has himself been hit by the sars coronavirus) has already suffered criticism for its handling of the pandemic, which has claimed more than 36, 000 deaths in the United Kingdom, more than 41 000, including the unconfirmed cases. Before this case, the United Kingdom has experienced two resignations resounding for non-respect of the rules of containment, as in force from 23 march. An influential scientific adviser to the government, professor Neil Ferguson, had resigned after having received for him a woman, presented her as his mistress.
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in Early April, the head of the health service in scotland, Catherine Calderwood has left his post after having recognized it visited twice in his secondary residence. Dominic Cummings has been a prominent member of the campaign for a Brexit, and then followed Boris Johnson in Downing Street last year.