UK minister quits over Cummings lockdown trip

UK minister, British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, quits over, Cummings lockdown trip

London - Undermining attempts by ministers to try and move on from the crisis, Douglas Ross, a minister for Scotland, quit in protest.



By AFP

Published: Tue 26 May 2020, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 11:48 AM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government was hit by its first resignation over the controversy surrounding his top aide Dominic Cummings' cross-country trip during the coronavirus lockdown. Undermining attempts by ministers to try and move on from the crisis, Douglas Ross, a minister for Scotland, quit in protest.
"I have constituents who didn't get to say goodbye to loved ones; families who could not mourn together; people who didn't visit sick relatives because they followed the guidance of the government," he said in a Twitter statement announcing his departure.
"I cannot in good faith tell them they were all wrong and one senior adviser to the government was right."


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