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Boris Johnson brushes off Tory revolt over Dominic Cummings

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

PM also refuses to allow top scientific advisers to talk about chief aide at daily No 10 briefing Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson has brushed aside a growing revolt of almost 100 of his own MPs and defied ongoing calls for Dominic Cummings to be sacked, despite a police investigation that failed to exonerate him for a potential breach of lockdown. The prime minister was again besieged by questions about his chief adviser as the crisis overshadowed his decision to cautiously ease the lockdown in England, which will require millions of citizens to...
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Johnson blocks top scientists from talking about Cummings

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

PM gags chief advisers when they are asked if Dominic Cummings breached lockdown Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson has blocked his two most senior scientific advisers from answering questions on whether his senior aide, Dominic Cummings, broke the lockdown. At No 10's daily press conference, the prime minister twice prevented questions from journalists who wanted to know whether Prof Chris Whitty, England's chief medical officer, and Sir Patrick Vallance, the government's chief scientific adviser, believed Cummings had stuck to the rules.
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‘Silencing the science' - PM accused after kiboshing Cummings questions

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

Boris Johnson was accused of “silencing” two of the Government's top coronavirus advisers after blocking questions about the Dominic Cummings controversy at the daily Downing Street press conference.
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Boris Johnson Tries To Stop Scientists Answering Questions About Dominic Cummings

Boris Johnson Tries To Stop Scientists Answering Questions About Dominic Cummings

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. Boris Johnson has tried to prevent his two top science advisers from answering questions about Dominic Cummings. The prime minister was joined by Chris Whitty , the chief medical officer, and Patrick Vallance , the chief scientific adviser, at Thursday's Downing Street press conference. Durham Police concluded today Cummings “might” have breached the lockdown by driving to test his “eyesight”. Whitty and Valance were asked if that was the “kind of example” they would...
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Boris Johnson refuses to let coronavirus advisers answer questions on Dominic Cummings row

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Boris Johnson said that he intends to "draw a line" under the Dominic Cummings controversy and said he would not allow his top coronavirus advisors to answer questions on the row.
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'Crystal Clear' Drunk People Can't Socially Distance, Police Say

'Crystal Clear' Drunk People Can't Socially Distance, Police Say

Drunk people are unable to properly socially distance, the chairman of the Police Federation has said as pubs reopened in England for the first time since lockdown. John Apter... Read more ...

Sadiq Khan Condemns 'Disgraceful' Attack On Police At Street Party

Sadiq Khan Condemns 'Disgraceful' Attack On Police At Street Party

London mayor Sadiq Khan has condemned a street party in west London as “disgraceful” after seven police officers were injured. Bricks and other missiles were launched at... Read more ...

Earl Cameron, Pioneering Actor, Dies Aged 102

Earl Cameron, Pioneering Actor, Dies Aged 102

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Eric Idle Condemns 'S*** Advice' Posted On Official Monty Python Twitter Page

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Former Monty Python member Eric Idle has condemned a post shared on the comedy troupe's official Twitter page, in light of the opening of restaurants and pubs in England. As of... Read more ...

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The fallout over JK Rowling 's comments about transgender people continued this week, as two major Harry Potter fan groups made explicit efforts to distance themselves from the... Read more ...

Prince William raises a pint to pub re-openings in England as he visits one...

Prince William raises a pint to pub re-openings in England as he visits one of his locals in Norfolk

Prince William, 38, visited The Rose & Crown in Snettisham, Norfolk today. During his visit, he spoke to the pub's landlords and staff members about their experiences of the... Read more ...

Boris Johnson Warns Public 'Enjoy Summer Safely' As Pubs Reopen in England

Boris Johnson Warns Public 'Enjoy Summer Safely' As Pubs Reopen in England

Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. Boris Johnson has warned people to “enjoy summer... Read more ...

Almost 20,000 Care Home Residents Have Died With Covid-19

Almost 20,000 Care Home Residents Have Died With Covid-19

Nearly 20,000 deaths of care home residents in England and Wales have involved Covid-19, new figures show. A total of 19,394 deaths that occurred between March 2 and June 12... Read more ...

Boris Johnson Says He Would Not Take The Knee For Black Lives Matter

Boris Johnson Says He Would Not Take The Knee For Black Lives Matter

Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. Boris Johnson has suggested he would not take the knee... Read more ...

Kanye West Is Still Running For President Of The United States, By The Way

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Just when we thought things had gone a little quiet in the world of Kanye West , the prolific rapper has reiterated his intention to run for US president this year. Kanye first... Read more ...