Cummings row raises fears over future of lockdown

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Cummings row raises fears over future of lockdown

(Source: BBC News)

The PM's decision to back his chief aide's lockdown trip to Durham has sparked fears that the government's coronavirus message will be undermined. Some Tory backbenchers have called for Dominic Cummings to resign to ensure public confidence in future measures.

The row comes as plans to further ease lockdown restrictions will be discussed at a cabinet meeting later.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said Mr Cummings "at no stage broke the law or broke the rules".

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Williamson said that everyone, "whether they are anywhere in the country or working in No 10", was expected to abide by the law.

"That's what the prime minister expects, that's the assurance that he asked for, that is the assurance that he got."

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