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Johnson risks party wrath to back aide who crossed the UK during the lockdown.

Many Tory members have criticized Johnson for backing Cummings and asked to sack him for improper conduct.

Many Tory members have criticized Johnson for backing Cummings and asked to sack him for improper conduct.Dominic Cummings had violated lockdown restrictions by traveling a long distance and was criticized by opposition and public alike. PM Boris Johnson and his cabinet colleagues had defended Cummings saying that he did the right thing. But critics said it was hypocritical for someone in the government to flout the norms set by themselves and asked for his resignation. Despite a call by Boris Johnson, to move on from the Dominic Cummings crisis around 40 Tory MPs, including senior ministers, had called for Mr. Cummings to resign or be fired after the incident had come to light.

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