UK PM Johnson resists calls to sack Cummings over 400 km drive

UK PM Johnson resists calls to sack Cummings over 400 km drive

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resisted calls on Saturday from opposition parties to sack senior adviser Dominic Cummings after he travelled 400 km (250 miles) to northern England while his wife showed COVID-19 symptoms. Cummings, who masterminded the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union during the Brexit referendum, travelled to Durham in late March, when a strict lockdown was already in place. "I behaved reasonably and legally", Cummings told reporters outside his house after telling them to stay 2 metres apart in accordance with government guidelines.

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