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Dominic Cummings’ travels during lockdown ruffle feathers

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Scientists have condemned the alleged breach, and the prime minister’s failure to punish it

The scandal around the prime minister’s chief aide Dominic Cummings travelling to Durham during lockdown has continued to send ripples through the research sector, weeks after it was first revealed.

Former science minister Ian Taylor distanced himself from the Conservative party over the issue. He said, “I no longer recognise the party, nor align with the instincts of its leaders” after Boris Johnson backed his aide over the matter. 

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