PM emerges from hours-long meeting with Cummings to announce he will make unscheduled appearance at daily press briefing
Boris Johnson spent more than five hours ensconced with Dominic Cummings at Number 10 today – and then announced that he will front today’s daily coronavirus ‘presser’, after initially planning yet another day off.
Pressure on Johnson to sack Cummings has skyrocketed today after police arrived at Cummings’s front door, following claims that Cummings made at least one more visit to Durham – after he had recovered from the virus.
It’s not hard to imagine Cummings telling Johnson to get out there and save his skin rather than hiding from the public eye as usual.
Johnson is expected to continue to defend his aide’s actions that many consider indefensible – but even Tory MPs have publicly called for Cummings’ removal, including Brexiteer Steve Baker.
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