It has been reported that Chief Aide to the Prime Minister Dominic Cummings is expected to give an official statement regarding the allegations pertaining to his breaching of lockdown rules. Since the story broke, Mr Cummings has been quite the topic of conversation.
Mr Cummings has been placed underneath a critical microscope after allegations broke that he and his family broke lockdown rules by travelling around Durham and North East during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Political officials have since called for Mr Cummings’ resignation considering the feeling of betrayal that this may ensue amongst the public.
Cabinet Minister Gavin Williamson defended Dominic Cummings stating that he did not break the rules or the law after being questioned about there being a specific ‘double-standard’ with how government authorities have been more than lenient towards his allegations.
It has been demanded by many government officials that Mr Cummings gives an official statement addressing the nature of his actions, and perhaps offer a socially acceptable apology to the public for breaching lockdown rules in such a critical time.
Dominic Cummings has yet to give a full statement on the matter but is expected to speak about it later on today, what may follow is the question of whether he continues on in his position as the Prime Minister’s Senior Adviser or whether he will be forced to take on a different role.
The Chief Aide will address the nation which will coincide with a cabinet meeting which is premised on specific discussions addressing further lockdown measures, the easing of these measures and what the public can expect in future after the implementation of the new measures.