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Boris Johnson faces his biggest rebellion yet

Added 05-25-20 01:36:03am EST - “Tory MPs staged an extraordinary public revolt yesterday to demand Prime Minister Boris Johnson sack his most senior aide.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Boris Johnson faces his biggest rebellion yet”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Boris Johnson was facing a furious Tory backlash at all levels of his party last night after he attempted to mount an extraordinary defence of Dominic Cummings.

At a dramatic press conference in Downing Street, the Prime Minister claimed his chief aide had acted 'responsibly, legally and with integrity' while making a controversial 260-mile trip from London to Durham during lockdown.

Mr Johnson insisted Mr Cummings had 'followed the instincts of every father' by driving to his parents' farm after his wife developed symptoms of coronavirus. But he refused to deny that while in the North East, Mr Cummings had also driven 30 miles to go for a walk in the countryside in an apparent second lockdown breach.

And he failed to say whether he had given Mr Cummings permission for the Durham trip – or offer any apology for his most senior aide's behaviour.

The Prime Minister's unscheduled appearance at the press conference came after crisis talks in Downing Street lasting two hours.

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