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British political strategist for Boris Johnson

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Dominic Cummings: British political strategist for Boris Johnson
Dominic Mckenzie Cummings is a British political strategist who has served as chief adviser to UK prime minister Boris Johnson since July 2019.

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UK loses faith in government over virus: poll [Video]

UK loses faith in government over virus: poll

While confidence in governments is sliding among almost all of the world's economies, a new poll found the British public to be the most skeptical about their leaders. Adam Reed reports.

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Government medic: Lockdown rules clear and apply to all [Video]

Government medic: Lockdown rules clear and apply to all

The coronavirus rules are clear and apply to everybody, according to one of the Government’s top medics. Deputy chief medical officer for England, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam was asked whether people..

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Shadow Home Sec: ‘PM looks like he lacks grip’ [Video]

Shadow Home Sec: ‘PM looks like he lacks grip’

Labour's shadow home secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds says Boris Johnson's credibility and moral authority has been "extremely damaged". It comes after the PM told the country to "move on" from the..

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Dominic Cummings doorstepped outside London home [Video]

Dominic Cummings doorstepped outside London home

Government adviser Dominic Cummings continues to face pressure to resign or be sacked over allegations he broke lockdown guidelines. Mr Cummings ignored members of the press as he left his London home..

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PM bars advisers from answering questions [Video]

PM bars advisers from answering questions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stopped his top scientific and medical advisers, Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance, answering questions about Dominic Cummings at today's daily briefing...

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PM bars advisers from answering questions on Cummings [Video]

PM bars advisers from answering questions on Cummings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stopped his top scientific and medical advisers, Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance, answering questions about Dominic Cummings at today's daily briefing...

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Starmer: PM 'weak' through Cummings saga [Video]

Starmer: PM 'weak' through Cummings saga

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has criticised Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of Dominic Cummings row, describing him as 'weak'. He further criticised Mr Johnson for preventing government..

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Johnson stops experts from getting involved in Cummings row [Video]

Johnson stops experts from getting involved in Cummings row

Prime Minister Boris Johnson prevents Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance from answering questions on the Dominic Cummings saga, with the pair later confirming they don't want to get involved in..

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Dominic Cummings: Police say adviser may have committed 'a minor breach' of lockdown rules [Video]

Dominic Cummings: Police say adviser may have committed 'a minor breach' of lockdown rules

Dominic Cummings may have committed "a minor breach" of lockdown rules when he drove to Barnard Castle but will face no further action, according to Durham police. The force issued a statement on the..

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Man designs video game spoofing Dominic Cummings' drive to Barnard Castle [Video]

Man designs video game spoofing Dominic Cummings' drive to Barnard Castle

A man whose partner has incurable cancer has channelled his anguish at seeing people breaking lockdown rules into making a video game spoofing Dominic Cummings’ visit to Barnard Castle. Stevie..

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Cummings doorstepped outside London home [Video]

Cummings doorstepped outside London home

Government adviser Dominic Cummings has ignored press and protesters gathered outside his London home this morning. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us..

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Ashworth: Backing Cummings undermines public confidence [Video]

Ashworth: Backing Cummings undermines public confidence

Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth has raised concerns that government backing of Dominic Cummings may undermine public cooperation with the NHS Test and Trace system. Report by Connerv. Like us on..

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All you need to know from Boris Johnson's meeting with Commons Liaison Committee grilling [Video]

All you need to know from Boris Johnson's meeting with Commons Liaison Committee grilling

The Prime Minister answered questions about Dominic Cummings, lockdown rules and coronavirus testing capabilities as he answered questions from the Commons Liaison Committee.

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British PM Johnson urges people to "move on" from adviser row [Video]

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..

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"Move on" - British PM Johnson tries to draw line under adviser row [Video]

"Move on" - British PM Johnson tries to draw line under adviser row

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Britain to move on from what he described as a "very, very frustrating episode" when his closest adviser provoked outrage and scorn for traveling during the..

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Boris Johnson grilled over Cummings row [Video]

Boris Johnson grilled over Cummings row

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..

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Yvette Cooper: PM has a choice between protecting Dominic Cummings and looking after national interest [Video]

Yvette Cooper: PM has a choice between protecting Dominic Cummings and looking after national interest

Boris Johnson and Labour's Yvette Cooper clash during the Liaison Committee hearing looking into the Government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and Dominic Cummings' trip to Durham.

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Boris Johnson rejects calls for Dominic Cummings to face inquiry [Video]

Boris Johnson rejects calls for Dominic Cummings to face inquiry

Boris Johnson rejected calls for Dominic Cummings to face an inquiry over his actions during the coronavirus lockdown. The Prime Minister told the House of Commons Liaison Committee: “Quite frankly..

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Jenrick: Time to "move on" from Cummings row [Video]

Jenrick: Time to "move on" from Cummings row

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick says "the moment has come for us to move on" from the row over Dominic Cummings and backed the Prime Minister's view that the Downing Street aide had not broken..

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Nandy: Johnson underestimates public anger over Cummings [Video]

Nandy: Johnson underestimates public anger over Cummings

Shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy says the government is "underestimating the level of public anger" over Dominic Cummings, who allegedly breached lockdown rules by driving to Durham while suffering..

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Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown [Video]

Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown

The government's support for the prime minister's top aide is undermining public health advice, say experts.

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Government minister resigns over Cummings row [Video]

Government minister resigns over Cummings row

Conservative MP Douglas Ross has resigned from his government post as Scottish Minister as tensions rise over Dominic Cummings, who allegedly breached lockdown rules by travelling to County Durham..

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Matt Hancock: Dominic Cummings decision was within guidelines [Video]

Matt Hancock: Dominic Cummings decision was within guidelines

Health Secretary Matt Hancock followed the Prime Minister and other senior members of Cabinet in supporting Dominic Cummings decision to travel to County Durham during lockdown. Mr Hancock says Mr..

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Durham Constabulary formally asked to investigate Cummings [Video]

Durham Constabulary formally asked to investigate Cummings

The police and crime commissioner for Durham has formally asked the force to investigate Dominic Cummings over an alleged breach of lockdown rules. The decision comes as further complaints were made..

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Boris Johnson's approval rating plummets after Dominic Cummings scandal, poll suggests

Faith in Boris Johnson has fallen significantly in the wake of the Dominic Cummings affair, a new poll suggests.
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Anti-racism protest targets British PM Johnson's aide Cummings

A small group of protesters chanting "Black Lives Matter" gathered on Thursday outside the London home of Dominic Cummings, a close aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the centre of a..
Reuters - Published

Attorney general claims suggestions she offered legal opinion on Dominic Cummings trip to Durham are 'absurd'

Labour claimed Suella Braverman had 'abused her position'
Independent - Published

Dominic Cummings's Durham cottage plans investigated

A council is looking into whether where the PM's adviser stayed had the correct planning permission.
BBC News - Published

Dominic Cummings' trip partly to blame for public following lockdown rules less strictly, poll finds

One third of those following restrictions less closely cite Durham journey made by prime minister's aide as factor
Independent - Published

Newsnight: Emily Maitlis silent on Dominic Cummings scandal as she returns to BBC show

Emily Maitlis was reprimanded by BBC executives after she was deemed to have broken impartiality rules
Independent - Published

Coronavirus laws changed to mean relatives are not 'childcare' after Dominic Cummings scandal

Boris Johnson's chief adviser said he moved to his parents' farm so relatives could care for his son while he and his wife were ill
Independent - Published

Piers Morgan says Dominic Cummings 'single-handedly destroyed lockdown'

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Morgan said Cummings's actions had undermined trust in government
Independent - Published

Dominic Cummings has damaged public trust, leading scientists warn Boris Johnson

Aide's failure to resign and prime minister's unwillingness to sack him may increase risk of second wave of deaths, say group of 26 health experts
Independent - Published

Rules apply to all, senior health official says of UK PM's adviser Cummings

Britain's COVID-19 lockdown rules are clear and apply to everyone, a senior medical officer said when asked about a long road trip made by the prime minister's top adviser, Dominic Cummings, at the..
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Government scientist says rules 'apply to all' in apparent swipe at Dominic Cummings

'In my opinion they are for the benefit of all,' says Professor Jonathan Van-Tam
Independent - Published

Tory MP apologises after mistakenly leaving 'bereavement' template in email to constituent about Dominic Cummings

'This has caused a great deal of offence and I am incredibly sorry,' says Anthony Mangnall
Independent - Published

This was the week that Boris Johnson was defeated by people's anger over the Dominic Cummings crisis

Both the prime minister and his chief adviser appear to realise that public opinion is turning against them, and that they need to salvage what they can of their reputations
Independent - Published

More than 1 million people sign petition demanding Dominic Cummings is sacked

More than one million people have signed a petition calling for Dominic Cummings to be sacked over allegedly breaching the lockdown rules.
Independent - Published

Inside Politics – Coronavirus special: Boris Johnson tries to 'draw line' under Dominic Cummings saga

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UK PM's senior adviser Cummings considers quitting later this year: Daily Mail

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, is considering quitting later this year, the Daily Mail newspaper reported.
Reuters - Published

Dominic Cummings: Police findings spark calls for attorney general to resign after backing adviser

Suella Braverman accused of 'constitutional impropriety' after supporting adviser during police investigation
Independent - Published

UK's Johnson tries to stop health experts from commenting on aide Cummings

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to stop his top medical and scientific advisors from answering reporters' questions about the behaviour of chief political advisor Dominic Cummings, saying..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson gags medical experts to stop them discussing Dominic Cummings row

Boris Johnson has gagged his medical experts to prevent them revealing whether they believe Dominic Cummings' lockdown-breach has damaged the fight against coronavirus.
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson accused of launching broken test-and-trace system before it was ready to distract from Dominic Cummings scandal

Durham Police contradicted Downing Street's claim Mr Cummings had not broken lockdown rules
Independent - Published

UK police say PM adviser Cummings might have made 'minor' breach of lockdown

Police said on Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings may have breached coronavirus lockdown rules by driving 26 miles to a castle with his wife and son.
Reuters - Published

Dominic Cummings might have broken lockdown law by driving to Barnard Castle, Durham Police conclude

Dominic Cummings might have broken coronavirus laws by taking a trip to Barnard Castle with his family, police have said.
Independent - Published

UK police to take no action against PM's adviser Cummings: Telegraph

British police said Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings did breach the coronavirus lockdown but that it was minor and so they will take no further action, the Telegraph..
Reuters - Published

Dominic Cummings: Police have fined at least two people who made same journey from London to County Durham

Two were issued with penalties after travelling from London to Peterlee a week after Mr Cummings' trip
Independent - Published

Matt Hancock: Listen to the health secretary's excruciating interview about Dominic Cummings

The tense exchange lasted several minutes.
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'It's priceless': Matt Hancock laughs off suggestion test and trace was brought forward to distract from Dominic Cummings controversy

'Many of my viewers will think it's not a laughing matter,' says Kay Burley – as health secretary chuckles vigorously
Independent - Published

Matt Hancock repeatedly refuses to say whether Dominic Cummings 'did the right thing'

Matt Hancock has repeatedly refused to answer whether Dominic Cummings "did the right thing" when travelling to Durham despite strict coronavirus restrictions.
Independent - Published

Dominic Cummings: Over 900,000 people sign petition demanding PM's top aide is sacked

More than half the British public think he should quit, poll shows
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Emily Maitlis 'asked for night off' after BBC said Dominic Cummings intro breached impartiality standards

'I asked for the night off – knowing tonight's progamme would be in the most excellent hands'
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news - live: Keir Starmer says Dominic Cummings row has 'undermined' public health as over 60 Tory MPs publicly criticise PM's top aide

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'Make the rich pay for Covid-19': Effigies of Dominic Cummings and Sir Richard Branson hung from Salford bridge

Violent imagery denounced by deputy mayor
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Boris Johnson has told the country to 'move on' – because Dominic Cummings clearly won't be

The prime minister has decreed the public are sick of 'politicians squabbling', when what they're really sick of is his chief aide not being sacked
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Boris Johnson refuses to say whether parents should stay at home or 'do as Dominic Cummings did'

Boris Johnson has refused four times to say whether infected parents in the same situation as Dominic Cummings should stay at home – or leave to ensure childcare.
Independent - Published

Time to move on, urges British PM Johnson over Cummings row

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday it was time for Britain to move on from what he described as a "very, very frustrating episode" when his closest adviser Dominic Cummings was accused of..
Reuters - Published

Vicar 'disappointed' over lockdown fines review

The Reverend Martin Poole questioned fines issued to families amid the row over Dominic Cummings.
BBC News - Published

'Time to move on': Boris Johnson refuses to launch inquiry into Dominic Cummings affair

Boris Johnson has rejected a call for an independent inquiry into whether his adviser Dominic Cummings flouted lockdown rules.
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson to get personally involved in Brexit talks as chief negotiator says he doesn't answer to Dominic Cummings

EU's Michel Barnier writes to opposition leader repeating offer of two year extension
Independent - Published

Police refuse to review coronavirus lockdown fines after Dominic Cummings case

Police will not review fines handed out under coronavirus laws because of Dominic Cummings' travel to County Durham.
Independent - Published

PM takes Brexit decisions, Cummings does not give instructions: UK negotiator

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes the main decisions on Brexit policy and his senior advisor Dominic Cummings does not give instructions on negotiations with the European Union, the UK's chief..
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Boris Johnson to face questions at Liaison Committee: What can he expect?

'Super-group' of select committee chairs will cross-examine prime minister for 90 minutes – and Dominic Cummings saga will be discussed
Independent - Published

Dominic Cummings: Cabinet minister says everyone should 'move on' from lockdown row

Attempt to douse public outrage comes as PM set to face grilling by senior MPs
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Coronavirus news you may have missed overnight: Tory MPs challenge Johnson over Cummings lockdown breaches as government backtracks on childcare fines review

Row over Dominic Cummings lockdown breaches continues to dominate headlines in UK
Independent - Published

'Deep national disquiet': Emily Maitlis praised for summing up public mood over Dominic Cummings row in Newsnight opener

'He made those who struggled to keep to the rules feel like fools,' presenter says
Independent - Published

UK politics news - live: Boris Johnson to be questioned by MPs amid Dominic Cummings row as Conservatives suffer biggest sudden poll slump in decade

Follow the latest updates
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'Muppets': Alastair Campbell accuses Boris Johnson's government of failing to handle coronavirus crisis

'You need to throw everything at the crisis. They are throwing everything at saving Dominic Cummings'
Independent - Published

UK's Hancock did not announce a review of lockdown fines: BBC Political Editor

Britain's health minister Matt Hancock did not announce a review of lockdown fines when he was questioned by a member of the public about the penalties in light of action taken by adviser Dominic..
Reuters - Published

Conservative MPs to challenge Boris Johnson face-to-face over his refusal to sack Dominic Cummings

'Moral authority' to enforce restrictions to beat coronavirus draining away, prime minister told - as public turns against him over chief aide
Independent - Published

Government could refund people fined for doing what Dominic Cummings did

Matt Hancock promises to go over fines with Treasury in latest contortion to defend top aide
Independent - Published

Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt says Dominic Cummings broke three lockdown rules

Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has added to the torrent of criticism of Dominic Cummings by saying he broke lockdown rules in three separate ways.
Independent - Published

Dominic Cummings: What is the scandal about?

This is why everyone is talking about Boris Johnson's chief adviser.
BBC News - Published



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