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"If Boris Johnson's decision to appear at Sunday's press conference was an attempt to close down the story about Dominic Cummings' behaviour, it failed completely," writes

"If I were prime minister, I'd have sacked Cummings" Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says Boris Johnson is treating the public "with contempt" by backing his chief aide Dominic Cummings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended Dominic Cummings, saying: “The advice makes it absolutely clear that if you have particular childcare issues that is a factor that has to be taken into account.” So what did the advice say?

“The education of our children is crucial for their welfare, their health, their long-term future” PM Boris Johnson confirms schools in England will begin reopening for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils on June 1

"I think he followed the instincts of every father and every parent, and I do not mark him down for that" UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends the actions of his top adviser Dominic Cummings

“That press conference was an insult” Shadow policing minister Sarah Jones says Boris Johnson took a “nakedly political decision to shift the rules” to defend his chief aide Dominic Cummings

Questions not answered -What did PM know and when? -Did DC stop en route? -Did he go to Barnard Castle? -How can "self isolation" possibly cohere with long-distance travel? -Did his child receive childcare? -How can it possibly be said that DC's actions "suppressed the virus"?

“There was a risk that they would not have, if they both went under... [been able] to care for their child, then they might have needed the help of relatives” PM Boris Johnson says Dominic Cummings acted properly due to “a real risk”

“I can totally get why people might feel so confused and so offended by the idea ‘it’s one thing for people here, and one for the others’” PM Boris Johnson says the measures his top aide Dominic Cummings took were legal and responsible Latest:

“We in this government want to see a much more international approach... particularly in vaccines” Prime Minister Boris Johnson responds to question from member of the public, Penny Latest:

“I do believe we will be in a position to move to step two of our plan” Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government will set out their plans “in detail, in the coming days”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms the government intends for some schools in England to reopen on 1 June, with secondary schools to provide “some contact” from 15 June He says the "final decision will be taken as part of the formal review” on Thursday

“I’ve concluded that in travelling to find the right kind of childcare... I think he followed the instincts of every father and every parent” PM Boris Johnson says Dominic Cummings acted “responsibly, legally and with integrity” Latest:

Boris Johnson backs key aide Dominic Cummings amid a row over the aide’s lockdown travel

"Surely the PM should stand up for the millions of people in Britain and not back his closest adviser" Acting Lib Dem Co-leader Ed Davey calls for Dominic Cummings' departure, calling him a "distraction" during this "national crisis of untold proportions"

"It is tough to lose a trusted adviser at the height of crisis, but when it’s a choice of that or integrity of vital public health advice, the latter must come first" Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joins calls for Dominic Cummings' resignation

Sources say PM continues to support Dominic Cummings Sounds like press conference will be his justification Follow it all live

"I don't know for sure if Dominic Cummings is meeting the prime minister now, but I do know that both of them are in No 10" is in Downing Street, where he says there's a sense of "pressure building on Mr Johnson"

Prime Minister Boris Johnson to lead daily UK coronavirus press conference, expected around 1700 BST

“If I had known everything I know now... we may have made different decisions” Scottish Health Secretary Jeane Freeman reacts to claims it was "irresponsible" to send 921 untested hospital patients into care homes in March

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