Tory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack Dominic Cummings

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Extraordinary party revolt and public criticisms reflect anger over aide’s lockdown breaches

Boris Johnson faced an extraordinary and growing revolt from within his own party on Tuesday over his refusal to sack his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, for breaching lockdown rules.

On a day of dramatic developments, a junior minister resigned and more than 30 other Conservative MPs called for Cummings to go, many citing inboxes overflowing with hundreds of angry messages from constituents.

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