Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab claims that he wasn’t aware of Dominic Cummings’ multiple trips during lockdown. He insists that though he held duties as the Prime Ministers stand-in, that he did not take note of Mr Cummings’ whereabouts.
Dominic Raab was questioned about his role as the Prime Minsters stand-in during the time when Boris Johnson became infected with the coronavirus and was forced into a hiatus away from his duties as Prime Minister.
During this time the First Secretary of State Dominic Raab was then tasked with taking on the Prime Ministers duties as Mr Johnson could not. It was reported that the Prime Minister contracted the virus in the first quarter of the year, and was soon released from hospital on April 12 to recover at his own residence.
In this time, there were 2 events taking place which were predicated on foreign secretary Dominic Raab taking on the role as the Prime Minister’s stand-in and the period in which Dominic Cummings embarked on his multiple trips around Durham, London and North East.
As it was only recently made public that Dominic Cummings breached lockdown regulations by travelling around when restrictions had just been enforced, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was questioned on whether he had any knowledge about this prior to the story being broke, and had denied any claims of knowing about the senior advisers trips.
Mr Raab claimed to have not been aware of the trips that Dominic Cummings took, and was informed about them at the same time as everyone else. Despite holding the position as the Prime Ministers stand-in, Mr Raab insists that he was not aware of Mr Cummings movements.
Though some people would be sceptical about this statement considering the fact that the position of the Senior Adviser is one of the most important to the Prime Minister, Mr Raab has not been further questioned on the matter.