Chief advisor must go for the sake of public health.
Boris Johnson must sack Dominic Cummings for the sake of public health – after a new poll revealed 65% of people say the scandal will make it less likely that people will follow the lockdown rules.
The poll from JL Partners published in the Daily Mail today also shows that 63% of people think the Prime Minister should sack Mr Cummings, including 53% of Conservative voters.
The new survey comes after the Prime Minister’s personal approval rating plummeted twenty points to -1 in a separate poll by Savanta ComRes.
Meanwhile a mounting rebellion of Tory MPs has piled on pressure for Mr Cummings to go.
Commenting, Kirsty Blackman MP (pictured) said:
“The clear message from the public is that Boris Johnson must sack Dominic Cummings.
“There cannot be one rule for the Tory government and another for everyone else.
“The Prime Minister must put his responsibilities to public health first and remove his rule-breaking Tory advisor without further delay.
“It is deeply concerning that two-thirds think this scandal will make it less likely that people will follow the lockdown rules.
“This matches the warnings from public health experts that Boris Johnson is fatally undermining trust in the UK government and its health guidelines.
“This is no longer just a question of the Prime Minister’s judgement – but his responsibility to protect lives. If trust is eroded and people break the rules – lives will be at risk.
“The longer Boris Johnson takes to act the more damage will be done to public health and trust in his government at this crucial time.
“That is not a price worth paying.”