Boris Johnson refuses to reveal evidence which ‘proves’ false claims about Dominic Cummings
- Credit: Archant
A Labour MP has challenged Boris Johnson to release evidence surrounding Dominic Cummings' whereabouts during his lockdown-breaking trip to Durham after the prime minister admitted to having it.
Labour MP Meg Hillier called on the prime minister to release the evidence he admits seeing that proves some claims against Cummings' trip to Durham during lockdown were false.
'You said a number of the allegations said about Dominic Cummings were false. You were with him for six hours. Did you see the evidence to prove that?' Hillier asked.
You may also want to watch:
When Johnson responded defending his right not to go into the matter, Hillier shot back: 'It's a simple question. Did you or did you not see the evidence?'
- 1 A lesson from the last of Mainwaring's men
- 2 Tory anger as Labour to hold vote on establishing committee to investigate cronyism
- 3 Nick Clegg says EU 'let itself and millions of Europeans' down over Covid vaccine programme
- 4 PMQs: Commons speaker reprimands Boris Johnson over Greensill response
- 5 The stench of scandal seeping out from Britain
- 6 Scathing report accuses Boris Johnson of 'only caring for England'
- 7 European Council president faces call to resign over 'Sofagate' incident
- 8 Boris Johnson's government 'doesn't think it has to be aide by rules', says former civil servant
- 9 Exports to EU increase in February after record fall
- 10 How the vaccines have shifted opinions over Brexit
'If it pleases you then yes,' he replied.
The Labour politician then asked if the prime minister would release the evidence to the public.
He said: 'I think actually that it would not be doing my job if I shuffled this into the hands of public officials who, believe me Meg, are working flat out to deal with coronavirus.'
He added: 'I think it would be much better if we could now move on and focus on the next steps.'
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.