Dominic Cummings’s mother has criticised the media’s treatment of her son as he comes under pressure to resign over claims he broke lockdown rules.
Speaking to the New Statesman, Morag Cummings said his visit to Durham coincided with the death of his uncle, Lord Justice Laws, with whom he had a close relationship with.
“We have been a grieving family and there’s been no recognition of that, and I wish reporters would be cognisant of that fact,” she said.
“I’m so disgusted with the way journalists [have acted], that I’m not going to make any more comments to anybody about anything, because all it does is make things worse.”
Mr Cummings said he travelled 260 miles from London to be close to his parents because he and his wife had coronavirus symptoms and feared they would not be able to look after their young son.
The story was originally published as part of a joint investigation between the Daily Mirror and the Guardian.
His actions have provoked cross-party calls to resign but the Prime Minister backed his top aide who he said acted “responsibly, legally and with integrity.”
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted that Mr Johnson had failed a test of leadership and that his decision to keep Mr Cummings in his post was “an insult to sacrifices made by the British people”.
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