Emily Maitlis back on Newsnight in wake of Cummings row

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BBC presenter returns for first time since being ruled to have broken impartiality guidelines

Emily Maitlis returned to presenting Newsnight on Monday for the first time since the controversy over her comments on Boris Johnson’s top aide.

The presenter was found to have broken the BBC’s impartiality guidelines following her monologue on Dominic Cummings last week. In her introduction to that show, Maitlis said Cummings had “broken the rules” when he travelled from London to Durham during lockdown and “the country can see that, and it’s shocked the government cannot”.

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