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UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson's approval ratings take nosedive as Tory minister quits over Dominic Cummings's lockdown trip
Boris Johnson's approval ratings have dropped dramatically amid his continued support for chief aide Dominic Cummings over an alleged breach of coronavirus restrictions.According to pollsters Savanta Comres' daily tracker, the Prime Minister's ratings have nosedived from 19 per cent to -1 per cent following the controversy, which saw Mr Cummings refuse to apologise over his 260-mile journey to Durham during lockdown.
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Boris Johnson is facing a major revolt from within his own party as backbench Tory MPs line up to condemn the prime minister for failing to fire Dominic Cummings over his 260-mile journey from London to Durham.The backlash continues to rage – not only over Mr Cummings’ trip during lockdown – but over Mr Johnson’s claim his chief adviser acted “responsibly”. More than a dozen Conservative MPs have now expressed their outrage and called for the strategist to be sacked.