Piers Morgan gives Boris TERRIFYING ultimatum – ‘Sack Cummings or else I visit my parents’

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Mr Cummings is accused of having broken government rules on non-essential travel when he drove his wife and four-year-old child 264 miles to his parents’ Durham farm in March to self-isolate with coronavirus symptoms. The Prime Minister’s top aide insisted that his visit was about “doing the right thing”, while Downing Street said he acted “reasonably and legally” at the time. However, Mr Morgan thinks otherwise and took to Twitter to vent his fury at the Prime Minister’s refusal to dismiss his top aide.

The GMB presenter wrote: “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.”

Social media users were less than impressed with the TV presenter’s ultimatum, with some pointing out that under current government guidance, people can already go and visit their parents.

One wrote: “You can do that already, dingbat. One at a time, outside.

“Remember to social distance.”

Another commented: “I know, what a prat.”

A third posted: “If GMB doesn’t fire Morgan today then I will stay on another channel and keep my distance from GMB.

“Unlike Morgan, I won’t stamp my feet and shout. I’ll just get on with it. Respectfully!!”

There were those who backed the TV star’s calls for the Mr Cummings to be sacked.

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“If Cummings isn’t sacked, it will be the final sickening confirmation that in 2020 Britain we still have a two-tier elitist system where: ‘it’s one rule for them and another rule for us.'”

Mr Cummings decision to drive to Durham to self-isolate has created a political storm, with opposition MPs calling for his resignation, amid accusations of hypocrisy.

The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford appeared on various media outlets throughout Saturday, demanding that Mr Cummings be removed from his position.

However, the government issued a defiant statement backing their spin doctor.

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In a statement Number 10 said: “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 as new claims emerged late on Saturday that Mr Cummings further transgressed lockdown rules.

According to The Guardian, new testimony suggests that the prime minister’s top aide left the home where he was staying in Durham to visit a town 30 miles away on April 12.

Moreover, Mr Cummings is alleged to have made a second trip to Durham, after being spotted in Durham again on April 19.

This occurred days after he was photographed in London after recovering from the virus.

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