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British political strategist for Boris Johnson

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Dominic Cummings: British political strategist for Boris Johnson
Dominic Mckenzie Cummings is a British political strategist who was appointed a Chief Adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July 2019. As Johnson's chief adviser, political commentators note that Cummings has an unprecedented level of influence upon the Prime Minister himself and Her Majesty’s Government.

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Jenrick: Time to "move on" from Cummings row [Video]

Jenrick: Time to "move on" from Cummings row

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick says "the moment has come for us to move on" from the row over Dominic Cummings and backed the Prime Minister's view that the Downing Street aide had not broken..

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Nandy: Johnson underestimates public anger over Cummings [Video]

Nandy: Johnson underestimates public anger over Cummings

Shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy says the government is "underestimating the level of public anger" over Dominic Cummings, who allegedly breached lockdown rules by driving to Durham while suffering..

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Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown [Video]

Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown

The government's support for the prime minister's top aide is undermining public health advice, say experts.

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Government minister resigns over Cummings row [Video]

Government minister resigns over Cummings row

Conservative MP Douglas Ross has resigned from his government post as Scottish Minister as tensions rise over Dominic Cummings, who allegedly breached lockdown rules by travelling to County Durham..

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Matt Hancock: Dominic Cummings decision was within guidelines [Video]

Matt Hancock: Dominic Cummings decision was within guidelines

Health Secretary Matt Hancock followed the Prime Minister and other senior members of Cabinet in supporting Dominic Cummings decision to travel to County Durham during lockdown. Mr Hancock says Mr..

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Durham Constabulary formally asked to investigate Cummings [Video]

Durham Constabulary formally asked to investigate Cummings

The police and crime commissioner for Durham has formally asked the force to investigate Dominic Cummings over an alleged breach of lockdown rules. The decision comes as further complaints were made..

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Michael Gove has driven 'on occasion' to test eyesight [Video]

Michael Gove has driven 'on occasion' to test eyesight

Michael Gove told LBC he had driven to check his eyesight, but he was "not an authority of driving" as it had taken him seven times to pass his test. When Nick Ferrari put it to Cabinet Minister..

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Critics lead backlash against Dominic Cummings' statement [Video]

Critics lead backlash against Dominic Cummings' statement

Dominic Cummings has faced huge backlash from politicians and the public after being accused of flouting the rules he helped impose on the rest of the country. Critics included political commentator..

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Dominic Cummings: The lingering questions [Video]

Dominic Cummings: The lingering questions

Dominic Cummings opened up to the media on Monday about his stay in County Durham amid lockdown restrictions. But despite his press conference lasting an hour, many of the Downing Street adviser’s..

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Gove: Cummings' actions "consistent with guidelines" [Video]

Gove: Cummings' actions "consistent with guidelines"

Michael Gove has defended Dominic Cummings' actions, stating they were "consistent with guidelines". Mr Gove further explained that while some government guidance was "very firm and clear", the rest..

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Dominic Cummings: Government minister resigns over aide's alleged breach of lockdown [Video]

Dominic Cummings: Government minister resigns over aide's alleged breach of lockdown

Douglas Ross has resigned from the Government over Dominic Cummings’ alleged breach of lockdown rules. Mr Ross was the parliamentary under-secretary of state for Scotland. It is the first resignation..

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Dominic Cummings doorstepped outside London home [Video]

Dominic Cummings doorstepped outside London home

Dominic Cummings has refused to comment on yesterday's public statement to press gathered outside his London home this morning. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Cummings heckled, Johnson defends lockdown scandal [Video]

Cummings heckled, Johnson defends lockdown scandal

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide, Dominic Cummings, is refusing to apologize or resign over accusations he breached lockdown efforts by driving 250 miles to his parents' property. Protesters..

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Boris Johnson 'regrets' pain caused by Dominic Cummings saga [Video]

Boris Johnson 'regrets' pain caused by Dominic Cummings saga

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he does regret the pain caused by Dominic Cummings' decision to break lockdown restrictions and travel to County Durham.

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Boris: ‘I regret the confusion and pain’ over Cummings [Video]

Boris: ‘I regret the confusion and pain’ over Cummings

Boris Johnson has said he regrets the confusion, anger and pain caused by Dominic Cummings actions. The Prime Minister reiterated he did not know that his advisor was planning to travel across the..

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Dominic Cummings: I hope people believe I behaved reasonably in the circumstances [Video]

Dominic Cummings: I hope people believe I behaved reasonably in the circumstances

Dominic Cummings has sought to defend his decision to drive to County Durham despite the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, saying he believes he behaved “reasonably” and does not regret his..

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Dominic Cummings: I have not offered or considered resigning [Video]

Dominic Cummings: I have not offered or considered resigning

Dominic Cummings has defended his decision to visit Durham despite lockdown and admitted he has never asked to resign from his position following widespread criticism.

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Dominic Cummings: I went for a short drive to check my eyesight [Video]

Dominic Cummings: I went for a short drive to check my eyesight

Dominic Cummings addresses the media, and says that he took a short drive to the outskirts of Barnard Castle after recovering from coronavirus to check his eyesight before driving back to London to..

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Cummings: I don’t regret my decisions [Video]

Cummings: I don’t regret my decisions

Dominic Cummings has said he doesn’t regret his decision to travel to Durham adding he believes his actions were reasonable. The advisor’s comments come during a statement at Downing Street. Report..

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Dominic Cummings: I do not regret trip to County Durham during lockdown [Video]

Dominic Cummings: I do not regret trip to County Durham during lockdown

Dominic Cummings has sought to defend his decision to drive to County Durham despite the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, saying he believes he behaved “reasonably” and does not regret his..

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Cummings: I didn’t tell PM ahead of lockdown travel [Video]

Cummings: I didn’t tell PM ahead of lockdown travel

Dominic Cummings has said childcare was the main reason for his travel during lockdown. The advisor said he did not tell the PM he was planning to drive to Durham and dismissed claims he was against..

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'Out of the way!': Johnson aide dodges lockdown scandal spotlight [Video]

'Out of the way!': Johnson aide dodges lockdown scandal spotlight

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused calls from his own party to fire top adviser, Dominic Cummings, on accusations Cummings flouted government lockdown rules. On Monday Cummings avoided..

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Nicola Sturgeon urges Scotland to keep to the rules after recent 'stories' [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scotland to keep to the rules after recent 'stories'

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon says it is still important to observe social distancing, despite 'stories you've heard over the last couple of days', in apparent reference to accusations..

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Williamson: Cummings gave clear assurances to PM [Video]

Williamson: Cummings gave clear assurances to PM

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says Dominic Cummings gave the prime minister assurances that no rules or laws were broken when he travelled across the country during lockdown. Report by Browna...

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Dominic Cummings leaves home ahead of statement [Video]

Dominic Cummings leaves home ahead of statement

Dominic Cummings left his home this morning ahead of a public statement he is due to make this afternoon. The statement is expected to address his decision to travel across the country during lockdown...

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'Muppets': Alastair Campbell accuses Boris Johnson's government of failing to handle coronavirus crisis

'You need to throw everything at the crisis. They are throwing everything at saving Dominic Cummings'
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UK's Hancock did not announce a review of lockdown fines: BBC Political Editor

Britain's health minister Matt Hancock did not announce a review of lockdown fines when he was questioned by a member of the public about the penalties in light of action taken by adviser Dominic..
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Britons bristle at explanation of Johnson aide's lockdown trip

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says people should make up their own minds about the decision of his senior aide Dominic Cummings to drive 250 miles (400 km) from London during lockdown. The early..
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Dominic Cummings: Scottish Tory leader calls for resignation of top Boris Johnson aide

Follows the resignation of Douglas Ross, junior minister at the Scotland Office, over top advisor's lockdown trip to Durham
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Coronavirus: Did Dominic Cummings really warn of the threat of Covid-19?

Boris Johnson's chief adviser says he wrote about the 'possible threat of coronaviruses' in 2019
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UK minister resigns over Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip

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UK PM Johnson satisfied with senior aide's explanation: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is satisfied with the explanation provided by his senior adviser Dominic Cummings for a trip he made during the coronavirus lockdown, his spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Dominic Cummings: Public overwhelmingly think Boris Johnson's aide broke lockdown rules, poll finds

The British public overwhelmingly believe Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules and should resign, a new poll has found.
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Downing Street refuses to answer further questions on Dominic Cummings and says adviser has given 'full and detailed account'

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'I think it may well be that absolutely he'd have been turned back, as many other people were turned back from things that they were doing'
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'No apology, no regrets': UK papers pour scorn on Dominic Cummings' refusal to resign

One Tory MP says Conservatives in 'big trouble' from adviser saga
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UK's Gove defends PM's adviser Cummings: he's a man of honour and integrity

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Boris Johnson's top adviser offered up some unusual answers to questions about his 500-mile round trip during lockdown
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