Dominic Cummings: Julia Hartley-Brewer calls for resignation

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer urged Dominic Cummings to resign as Boris Johnson’s chief adviser, after he refused to do so yesterday.

She said, despite her respect for his role in delivering Brexit and the 2019 general election result, Mr Cummings should step down from his position.

“You will not find a bigger fan of Dominic Cummings than in me, but I also am a really big fan of people not being hypocrites,” she told listeners this morning.

“I’m a really big fan of the most important people, the most powerful people, the elite, the people at the top, being seen to obey the law.

“I really think that if he had an ounce of integrity on this issue, he would resign.

“I don’t think it’s very easy for the Prime Minister to sack him but I think he should resign his post and I’m still going to stick by that because I don’t want hypocrites, ever, at the top of government.”

It follows the ongoing row over Mr Cummings’ trip to County Durham during coronavirus lockdown, which he said was based on concerns about his family’s safety and fears over a lack of childcare if he became incapacitated with Covid-19.

In an unprecedented Downing Street news conference yesterday, the aide did not apologise and told journalists he did not regret his decision - however, he added that “reasonable people may disagree”.

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