UK PM’s top aide Cummings defies calls to resign | AFP

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top aide Dominic Cummings defies calls to resign over allegations that he broke coronavirus rules and undermined the government’s response to the health crisis. Cummings did not apologise for his behaviour but did express regret for not asking Johnson — himself already hospitalised for COVID-19 — for permission to travel during the most restrictive phase of the lockdown.

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UK PM’s aide Cummings says behaved ‘reasonably and legally’ during lockdown | AFP

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s trusted lieutenant Dominic Cummings says in a statement he behaved ‘reasonably and legally’ after being accused of breaking lockdown rules. SOUNDBITE

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Britain’s Johnson backs embattled advisor Cummings | AFP

British PM Boris Johnson expresses reiterates his support for top aide Dominic Cummings after allegations he had breached coronavirus lockdown rules for a second time. SOUNDBITE

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