British PM Johnson urges people to "move on" from adviser row
Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain on Wednesday to move on from what he described as a "very, very frustrating episode" when his closest adviser provoked outrage and scorn for travelling during the coronavirus lockdown.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered the simple message for the British people to just “move on” from the row over the actions of his closest government aide Dominic Cummings.
Some still want answers over why Cummings deemed it right to drive his family 250 miles to self-isolate during the Uk’s lockdown and consequently keep his job.
The Prime Minister continued to repeatedly back his adviser when answering questions from members of the UK parliament on Wednesday (May 27) and he would not be pursuing further enquiry.
“it would not be doing my job if I were now to shuffle this problem into the hands of officials” “I totally understand public indignation, I totally understand that.
But I do think that as I understand things, I've said, what I've said about the whole business, I think it would be much better if we could now move on and get focussed on the next steps." "I, of course, am deeply sorry for all the hurt and pain and anxiety that people have been going through throughout this period.
This country has been going through, frankly, most difficult time.
We're asking people to do quite exceptionally tough things, separating them from their families.” The questioning on Dominic Cummings overshadowed the announcement of a test and trace service the UK government is rolling out from Thursday across England to help the loosening of lockdown measures.
The Prime Minister has confirmed that British nationals are among those caughtup in the aftermath of a huge blast in the Lebanese capital Beirut. BorisJohnson said the Government is “ready to provide support in any way we can”,and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK stands in solidarity withLebanon.
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Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a secondnational lockdown, according to reports. The Prime Minister is consideringasking the elderly to shield once again and is mulling lockdown-likeconditions for London should there be a second wave of coronavirus infections,The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times said. The claims come after MrJohnson was forced to announce a slow down of the lockdown easing on Friday,with planned relaxations for the leisure and beauty sectors delayed after arise in Covid-19 cases was recorded, with prevalence in the community thoughtto be rising for the first time since May.
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Political adviser Dominic Cummings has left his London home today, accompanied by fellow Downing Street staffer Cleo Watson, following a cabinet shake-up that saw Sir Mark Sedwill step down as Cabinet Secretary. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been grilled by the Commons Liaison Committee today on his chief adviser Dominic Cummings, who allegedly breached lockdown rules last month. Report by Connerv. Like us..