Boris Johnson (centre) with Douglas Ross (right) who has resigned as a government minister. File/AFP
Douglas Ross, Tory MP and a minister for Scotland, has resigned in protest over the Dominic Cummings scandal, saying he could not “in good faith” tell constituents who have followed government advice in the face of heartbreak that “they were all wrong and one senior adviser to the government was right”.
Boris faces cabinet revolt over senior adviser who violated lockdown
British PM top aide accused of second lockdown breach
It comes after the prime minister’s most senior aide refused to apologise for his trip to Durham and Barnard Castle, the latter of which was allegedly to test his eyesight during his recovery from coronavirus.
Number 10 special adviser Dominic Cummings arrives at Downing Street in central London. File/AFP
Boris Johnson also came out to bat for his adviser, insisting he regretted if people felt angered by the episode and announcing non-essential shops should open next month, as he urged Britons to spend and revive the economy.The Independent
Cummings, who masterminded the 2016 Brexit referendum vote and Johnson’s 2019 landslide election bid, told the BBC that his position had not changed since January when he said he wanted to be largely redundant by the end of this year.
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