Piers Morgan bans the whole cabinet from GMB if they back ‘lying’ Dominic Cummings after claims he broke lockdown AGAIN – The Sun

PIERS Morgan has banned cabinet ministers who backed Dominic Cummings from appearing on Good Morning Britain after more allegations about the government's chief adviser.

The TV host announced the ban as pressure on Cummings mounted for him to step down after allegations he visited his parents in Durham twice during lockdown.

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Prime Minister Johnson is facing calls to axe chief adviser Dominic Cummings today after he travelled more than 260 miles with coronavirus symptoms from London to his parents' home in Durham.

It is now claimed the PM's top aide was seen with his wife in Houghall Woods two weeks after he first visited there while suffering from Covid-19 symptoms, the Sunday Mirror reports.

Piers took to his Twitter page to write: "In light of today’s developments, I am regretfully forced to ban all cabinet ministers from appearing on @GMB until further notice.

"Only exceptions will be those who didn’t publicly support Cummings breaching a lockdown that the Govt forced on the rest of us ‘to save lives’."

In another message he said: "Remember their names" before listing cabinet ministers and if they had backed the government official.

Officials from Downing Street say Mr Cummings didn't break Government guidance on lockdown because he and his wife, journalist Mary Wakefield, stayed in a different building.

Earlier in the day Piers had  vowed to break lockdown rules if Cummings wasn't sacked.

He tweeted: "If Boris doesn’t fire Cummings today, then I will deem the lockdown over & drive down to see my parents (from a 2m distance) for the first time in 12 weeks.

"I’m not having one rule for these clowns & another for the rest of us."

Senior Tory minister Michael Gove added fuel to the fire by commenting: "Caring for your wife and child is not a crime".

But Piers hit back: "Oh please. Cummings brazenly broke the rules YOUR Govt – advised by HIM – enforced on everyone else."


The TV star also Tweeted Health Secretary Matt Hancock directly, asking: "Do you stand by Dominic Cummings?"

And in another message, Piers posted: "Cummings didn't have a single person in London who could drop food outside his door?

"Either he is the most friendless human being in the world, or he's a liar."

Mr Cummings reportedly travelled to Durham so his parents could help with child care while the aide and his wife, journalist Mary Wakefield, had Covid-19 symptoms.

He contracted coronavirus at the end of March.

At the time Downing Street claimed he was holed up in his London home.

Mr Cummings' wife gave a detailed account of the family's coronavirus ordeal in her Spectator column – but failed to mention that they had allegedly broken lockdown.

Mrs Wakefield revealed that No10 chief Mr Cummings, 48, spent 10 days bedridden after "collapsing" and having "spasms".

She also appears to have suggested the family remained at their London home for the duration of the illness, writing: "After the uncertainty of the bug itself, we emerged from quarantine into the almost comical uncertainty of London lockdown."

Durham Constabulary confirmed they had visited the home of Mr Cummings’ parents – Robert and Morag – and given the family a ticking off.

A spokesman for the force said: “On Tuesday, March 31, our officers were made aware of reports that an individual had travelled from London to Durham and was present at an address in the city.

“Officers made contact with the owners of that address who confirmed that the individual in question was present and was self-isolating in part of the house.

“In line with national policing guidance, officers explained to the family the guidelines around self-isolation and reiterated the appropriate advice around essential travel”.

A No10 spokesperson said today: "Owing to his wife being infected with suspected coronavirus and the high likelihood that he would himself become unwell, it was essential for Dominic Cummings to ensure his young child could be properly cared for.

"His sister and nieces had volunteered to help so he went to a house near to but separate from his extended family in case their help was needed. His sister shopped for the family and left everything outside.

"At no stage was he or his family spoken to by the police about this matter, as is being reported.

"His actions were in line with coronavirus guidelines.

"Mr Cummings believes he behaved reasonably and legally."

It comes weeks after 'Professor Lockdown' resigned his Government post after breaching lockdown rules at least twice.

Prof Neil Ferguson, 51, allowed his married lover to visit him at home during the lockdown while lecturing the public on the need for strict social distancing to halt the spread of Covid-19.


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