What can we expect from today’s UK briefing?

What can we expect from today’s UK briefing?


Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to lead the UK’s briefing shortly.

It comes as his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, is facing calls to resign over claims he broke lockdown rules to visit family.

Here are some of the latest lines which are likely to be mentioned when we head to Downing Street at 17:00 BST.

Two newspapers have reported that Cummings drove 260 miles from London to Durham with his wife, who had coronavirus symptoms. He says he acted “reasonably and legally”
The papers have since alleged that Cummings was later also seen at a beauty spot, more than 25 miles from Durham
Another witness says they spotted Cummings near Durham a week later – after the adviser was known to have returned to London
Labour has called for an urgent inquiry into the allegations, while Tory ministers rallied around Cummings
But dissent is growing among the Tory ranks, with some backbench MPs calling for Cummings to quit
Meanwhile, a former head of the school watchdog Ofsted has suggested the summer holidays could be scrapped this year
And the government has announced 6,000 “supported homes” for vulnerable rough sleepers
It comes after the government withdrew funding for an emergency scheme to help England’s rough sleepers during the pandemic
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