27 May 2020

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson under fire for supporting Cummings

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 27 May 2020

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing trouble from within his own party over his decision to stick by his advisor Dominic Cummings.

The top aide has come under significant criticism after it was found he had broken the lockdown restrictions by driving more than 400 kilometres to his parents house after his wife started showing coronavirus symptoms.

One junior minister, Douglass Ross, has resigned over the Prime Minister's handling of the situation, and over thirty Conservative MPs are calling for Cummings' resignation.

In response to a question from a member of the public Health Secretary Matt Hancock also said the Government would look into reviewing all penalty fines imposed on families travelling for childcare purposes during the lockdown.

London correspondent Vincent McAviney speaks to Susie Ferguson.