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‘Stay at home’ billboard appears outside Dominic Cummings’ London home

Billboards showing Boris thanking the public surround Cummings' home (Picture: PA, EPA)
Led By Donkeys organised the protest (Picture: PA, EPA)

A billboard playing video of the prime minister telling the public to stay at home has appeared outside Dominic Cummings’ London home.

It plays a clip of Boris Johnson talking about the lockdown, as well as footage of people suffering from coronavirus talking about how difficult it is not to have their family around them.

Political campaign group Led by Donkeys drove to Mr Cummings’ home in a van today to display the video of Boris Johnson’s speech to the country.

It is in response to reports that the senior Government aide may have broken lockdown rules more than once.

Mr Cummings, 48, is alleged to have made two trips to County Durham, where his family lives, despite social restrictions.

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The Prime Minister offered his ‘full support’ to his chief adviser after the news emerged.

Responding to tweets about the protest, shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Jonathan Reynolds said: ‘This is not appropriate and should stop.

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‘It makes people rightly furious and the denials have made it worse. Both he and PM need to account for that. But if his family/children are in there then personally I don’t think [the protest] is the right thing to do.’

Led by Donkeys also put up a separate installation on Westminster Bridge Road on Friday.

Posting a photo of the billboard, which reads ‘Stay alert, Government incompetence costs lives’, the group said: ‘When the PM’s top adviser is criss-crossing the country with coronavirus, it’s definitely time to stay alert.’

The Prime Minister defended Mr Cummings after news surfaced that he had travelled to Durham, but Downing Street said it would ‘not waste time’ replying to fresh allegations from ‘campaigning newspapers’.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: A TV screen is installed in the street outside the home of Dominic Cummings, Chief Advisor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, by political campaign group 'Led By Donkeys', on May 24, 2020 in London, England. On March 31st 2020 Downing Street confirmed to journalists that Dominic Cummings was self-isolating with COVID-19 symptoms at his home in North London. Durham police have confirmed that he was actually hundreds of miles away at his parent's house in the city. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)
A TV screen is installed in the street outside the home of Dominic Cummings (Picture: Getty)
A woman passes a billboard by campaign group Led by Donkeys parodying an official government coronavirus message campaign, in central London, after the introduction of measures to bring the country out of lockdown. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday May 22, 2020. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Led by Donkeys also organised this billboard parodying an official government coronavirus message in central London (Picture: PA)

Mr Cummings has denied returning to Durham in April, weeks after his initial time spent self-isolating in the region.

Speaking outside his London home on Sunday, after one journalist asked if he had been back to Durham in April, Mr Cummings said: ‘No, I did not.’

The Labour Party has called for Mr Johnson to front the daily Downing Street press conference to explain what went on, and is demanding an investigation into Mr Cummings’ behaviour.

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Source: Metro News UK

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