Mark Francois warns armed forces head: ‘Cummings will sort you out’

A Tory MP has told the chief of the defence staff that Dominic Cummings will ‘sort you out’ if he does not get his department organised. Speaking at a defence select committee hearing on Tuesday in the Commons, Mark Francois told Gen Sir Nick Carter: ‘Please nip back to the department and ask them to sort … Read more Mark Francois warns armed forces head: ‘Cummings will sort you out’

Media ‘mob mentality’ attacked by Tory election mastermind Sir Lynton Crosby

Sir Lynton Crosby has blamed the media for stoking up a “mob mentality” around issues like Dominic Cummings’ trip, Black Lives Matter and the #metoo movement. The Conservative election strategist – behind many victories – warned the coverage of these matters “alienates many, many voters”. He said journalists often increase the intensity of a particular … Read more Media ‘mob mentality’ attacked by Tory election mastermind Sir Lynton Crosby

UK’s top civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill to stand down | ITV News

The UK’s top civil servant has announced he is standing down from the position. Sir Mark Sedwill has announced he will leave his role as Cabinet Secretary, National Security Adviser and head of the Civil Service in September. It is understood the government will return to having a separate cabinet secretary and national security advisor. … Read more UK’s top civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill to stand down | ITV News

UK’s top civil servant stepping down after reports of tensions – BBC News

The UK’s top civil servant, Sir Mark Sedwill, who advises Boris Johnson on national security matters, is stepping down. He is leaving in September, in what’s said to be a big shake-up of the Civil Service. There have been reports of tensions between Sir Mark and the Prime Minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings, about the … Read more UK’s top civil servant stepping down after reports of tensions – BBC News

Ruth Davidson – ‘There’s a lot of mythmaking in politics’

Ruth Davidson was leader of the Scottish Conservative Party from 2011 to 2019. She stood down in August 2019 – giving several political and personal reasons for her decision. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Still serving as an MSP, she speaks to Krishnan about her mental health during lockdown, complexities within Conservative politics and what she thinks of … Read more Ruth Davidson – ‘There’s a lot of mythmaking in politics’

Sports Direct CFO: ‘Cummings fiasco led to government pushing back shops opening’

The CFO of Sports Direct, Chris Wootton, said the Dominic Cummings scandal “led to the government panicking” and delayed the re-opening of stores, which he had expected to happen on 1 June. He also said the company paid all of its staff in full during April and May – including those on zero-hours contracts. “There … Read more Sports Direct CFO: ‘Cummings fiasco led to government pushing back shops opening’

Protesters stage ‘die-in’ outside Dominic Cummings’ home | Coronavirus

Protesters lay in the street outside the Prime Minister’s adviser’s Islington home in protest of the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. They called for Dominic Cummings to resign, and highlighted the disproportionately high number of deaths of black and minority ethnic people in the UK. For the latest coronavirus updates, follow our liveblog here: … Read more Protesters stage ‘die-in’ outside Dominic Cummings’ home | Coronavirus

Boris Johnson stands by advisor Dominic Cummings who broke the lockdown rules | 7.30

Boris Johnson is sticking by his chief advisor despite outrage over his behaviour during the coronavirus pandemic. Dominic Cummings, who helped create the UK’s strict lockdown rules, was caught more than once breaking them but has faced no consequences. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Boris Johnson stands by advisor Dominic Cummings who broke the lockdown rules | 7.30

Watch again: Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at PMQs as Labour leader accuses PM of ‘winging it’

Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer have reacted to the killing of George Floyd in the US in Prime Minister’s Questions. The Prime Minister called the killing “appalling and inexcusable”, and he added that he “perfectly understands” people’s right to protest. Labour leader Sir Keir said the killing had “shone a light on racism” in … Read more Watch again: Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at PMQs as Labour leader accuses PM of ‘winging it’

Piers Morgan Says Dominic Cummings Has Destroyed the Lockdown | Good Morning Britain

Piers Morgan reacts to Dominic Cummings refusal to resign after he broke lockdown rules to drive to Durham. Boris Johnson has backed his key adviser Dominic Cummings, amid the row over the aide’s lockdown travel. The Prime Minister said: “In every respect, he has acted responsibly, legally and with integrity.” Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa … Read more Piers Morgan Says Dominic Cummings Has Destroyed the Lockdown | Good Morning Britain

Should Dominic Cummings Resign? | Good Morning Britain

Over a week after the Dominic Cummings lockdown controversy broke it shows no signs of going away. Politicians from all sides are calling for him to be sacked. And the public has lost faith in Boris and how he is handling the Covid-19 crisis. So can Cummings keep going? Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa Broadcast … Read more Should Dominic Cummings Resign? | Good Morning Britain

Tom Tugendhat on Dominic Cummings: ‘You can see the effect on it, you don’t need me to tell you’

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat told Sophy Ridge “you can see the effect on it, you don’t need me to tell you” about the impact of Dominic Cummings heading to Durham during lockdown. He also said the UK needs to realise China has “a very very authoritarian system of government” and needs to change its relationship … Read more Tom Tugendhat on Dominic Cummings: ‘You can see the effect on it, you don’t need me to tell you’

‘Rules are clear and apply to all’ says Deputy Chief Scientific Officer of Dominic Cummings

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam responded to a question on Dominic Cummings’ breach of lockdown rules at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing on Saturday. For more on this and the Oliver Dowden’s announcement that competitive sports will begin behind closed doors, click here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-furlough-self-employed-cases-deaths/ Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, … Read more ‘Rules are clear and apply to all’ says Deputy Chief Scientific Officer of Dominic Cummings

Why Boris Johnson won’t sack Dominic Cummings

Dominic Cummings has been a key part of Boris Johnson’s success – even before he became prime minister. Despite calls for the PM to sack his chief adviser for allegedly breaking lockdown rules, he has provoked widespread anger by defending him. Joe Pike explores the history of their relationship. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for … Read more Why Boris Johnson won’t sack Dominic Cummings