25 May 2020

Calls for Boris Johnson to lay off top aide Dominic Cummings

From Morning Report, 8:35 am on 25 May 2020

There are calls for the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to sack his top advisor, Dominic Cummings, for travelling cross-country while sick with the coronavirus.

It follows accusations, which he denies, that he breached lockdown rules by travelling several hundred kilometres to see his parents when he and his wife had coronavirus symptoms.

Senior government ministers are defending Mr Cummings who was a central figure in both securing Brexit and Mr Johnson's victory at the last election.

But today there are further alleged breaches of the rules and several normally loyal Conservative MPs are calling for his resignation.

London correspondent Vincent McAviney speaks to Corin Dann.