Critics have warned Cummings going unpunished is sending the wrong message (Picture: Reuters/@GOVUK)As Boris Johnson faces calls to sack his top adviser for allegedly breaking lockdown rules, some critics are warning a dangerous precedent has been set.
If Dominic Cummings can drive 250 miles to stay at his parents’ home in Durham with his wife, suffering from coronavirus symptoms, many warn not showing him the door could send a message that ‘lockdown is over’.
As the scandal ru
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Murray, the three-time Grand
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