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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized for his adviser Dominic Cummings who last week refused calls to step down for breaching the country’s coronavirus lockdown orders.
“I am sorry for the anguish and the heartbreak of so many people in this country,” Johnson said Wednesday, May 27, during a video conference before Parliament’s Liaison Committee to answer questions concerning the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The body consists of all the House of Commons Select Committee Chairs. Johnson is expected to be questioned on PPE, care homes, the re-opening of schools, how and when to end to the lockdown, and the economic impact on the UK.
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In This Story: Dominic Cummings
Dominic Mckenzie Cummings is a British political strategist who has served as senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson since July 2019. Before this he was head of the Vote Leave campaign for the 2016 Referendum on the UK’s EU Membership, commonly known as the Brexit referendum.
During the 2020 novel coronavirus pandemic, Cummings became mired in controversy after driving from London to County Durham with suspected Covid-19, while the nation was locked down, before making another trip to Barnard Castle on the Easter weekend. He was forced to explain in a press conference in May.
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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist, who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.