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Dominic Cummings faced significant backlash from the general public and opposition officials today after it emerged he travelled hundreds of miles to his home town while his wife suffered from suspected coronavirus. Mr Cummings said his actions were “lawful” despite Government advice strictly to the contrary.
Will Dominic Cummings resign?
Number 10 has conclusively gathered in support of Dominic Cummings today, despite his flouting of the UK-wide lockdown.
In an official statement, they said he behaved “reasonably and legally” and denied he had been approached by police at any stage.
Dominic Cummings echoed their sentiment in his own statement, saying he “behaved reasonably and legally”.
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He added to reporters who had gathered outside of his London home who asked whether it “looked good” to make the trip he “didn’t care”.
He said: “Who cares about good looks? It’s a question of doing the right thing. It’s not about what you guys think.”
Mr Cummings’ latest appearance came when allegations arose today, and he has received full backing from cabinet officials on his actions.
However, he is now facing increased pressure from opposition officials and the general public to vacate his now “untenable” position.
Bookmakers have now stepped up their odds for the official to resign before the end of the month.
Betmakers with Ladbrokes project the odds are stacked against Mr Cummings, with 2/1 odds the Government will drop Mr Cummings before the end of May.
They have released lower 1/3 odds he will retain his position before June.
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