Cummings not going? UK PM stands by embattled adviser

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No apology, no regrets from Dominic Cummings as Boris Johnson’s top adviser refuses to resign over that 264-mile trip home to the north at the height of lockdown in the UK back in March. Why is the prime minister standing by Cummings in the face of a backbench revolt by Conservative MPs? Politicians and civil servants were already seething at a man described as the embodiment of the outsized powers of unelected consultants. Will the duo that teamed up in 2016 in the campaign for Brexit ride out the storm?

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