World Boris Johnson to be challenged by MPs over Dominic Cummings's lockdown travel as revolt grows
United Kingdom: a close adviser to Johnson is said to have breached containment
© Provided by Le Point Boris Johnson, United Kingdom, Cummings Prime Minister of United Kingdom Boris Johnson is under pressure, Saturday 23 May, after revelations about one of his advisers, the controversial Dominic Cummings.
Mr Cummings is at the centre of a political firestorm after it was revealed he travelled tofrom London despite the measures.
Dozens of Tory MPs have called for Mr Cummings to quit his post, but senior ministers and the Prime Minister have backed the controversial adviser.
Tories break ranks and demand Cummings is sacked over lockdown breach
A senior Conservative MP has said Boris Johnson's top aide Dominic Cummings "should go".Steve Baker, a prominent member of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tories, told Sky News' Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme: "I have always opposed him being in Number 10.
Mr Johnson's approval ratings also, amid a growing revolt among Conservatives.
With the controversy over Mr Cummings raging on, it is understood MPs will have a maximum of 20 minutes in a 90-minute session to probe the situation when Mr Johnson appears before the Commons Liaison Committee on Wednesday. Other aspects of the Coronavirus crisis will also be discussed in the 20-minute slot.
Senior Tory backbencher Tobias Ellwood took to Twitter to note he would be among the chairs of Commons committees on the Liaison Committee not able to ask questions.
Asked about the situation regarding Mr Cummings, Liaison Committee chairman Sir Bernard Jenkin said: "I have got no intention of preventing any subject any member of the committee wants to raise."
United Kingdom: Boris Johnson defends Cummings and presents the rest of the decontainment
© Andrew Parsons, AFP British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his press conference on May 24. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday gave unfailing support to his special adviser Dominic Cummings, in turmoil for having left London in full confinement. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday May 24th gave his support to his special adviser Dominic Cummings , accused of having failed to comply with the rules of containment imposed to fight against the new coronavirus.
The comments follow controversy over Sir Bernard's appointment to the committee, with some MPs saying he is close to the Prime Minister.
Former minister Mr Ellwood, chair of the Defence Select Committee, tweeted on Tuesday that he was looking forward to questioning the PM, but posted on social media later: "So I'm not invited to attend."
He listed a number of questions he would have asked, including: "Why was no single situation centre established?"
In statement, Mr Jenkin said that the whole committee had agreed the format for the session.
And that the "evidence session with the Prime Minister should, in its entirety, cover the Government handling of the coronavirus pandemic".
Among those questioning the PM will be Labour chairwoman of the Home Affairs Committee Yvette Cooper, and Tory chairman of the Health Committee Jeremy Hunt.
Dominic Cummings Heckled As He Returns Home From Downing Street
Dominic Cummings was heckled with shouts of “hypocrite”, “resign” and “shame” as returned home on Sunday evening, a few hours after Boris Johnson refused to fire him over an ongoing row about his behaviour during the coronavirus lockdown. As the PM’s top aide walked along the road in north London, one woman could be heard shouting: “My mum’s terrified, my dad’s had three shoulder operations… she won’t even entertain me in her garden with a tent.
Douglas Ross, the parliamentary under-secretary of state for Scotland, said on Tuesday that he could not remain in government after hearing Mr Cummings' efforts to defend his trip from London to Durham despite the coronavirus lockdown.
Dozens of Conservative MPs have said Mr Cummings should go despite ministers seeking to protect the controversial adviser.
Despite the national uproar, Boris Johnson renews his support for his adviser Dominic Cummings
Boris Johnson renewed his support this Sunday for his adviser, called for resignation for not having respected the rules of confinement imposed on all the British. © Provided by Euronews Dominic Cummings asking reporters to respect safety distances ... An image which has caused a lot of mockery in the United Kingdom in the last 24 hours. Boris Johnson renewed this Sunday his support for his adviser, called for resignation for not respecting the rules of confinement imposed on all British.
Mr Cummings said he had driven to Durham to isolate in a property on his father's farm because of concerns over who would care for his four-year-old son if both he and his wife were incapacitated by.
Boris Jonhson gives the green light for Silverstone .
© Supplied by Sports.fr Johnson_F1_panoramic_ The British Grand Prix is on the season's calendar with two races. And the intervention of Boris Johnson could prevent it from disappearing ... Government decisions take precedence over sports decisions. So, while the British Grand Prix is scheduled on the calendar of the Formula 1 world championship on July 26 and August 2, a government directive imposing a fortnight on everyone coming to England clearly endangered this event. .