Piers Morgan has issued an angry ultimatum to Boris Johnson over claims his chief aide, Dominic Cummings, broke lockdown rules by visiting his parents.
'If Boris doesn’t fire Cummings today, then I will deem the Lockdown over & drive down to see my parents (from a 2m distance) for the first time in 12 weeks. I’m not having one rule for these clowns & another for the rest of us,' The Good Morning Britain star posted on Twitter.
Mr Cummings stands accused of breaking Government rules by travelling hundreds of miles to his parents’ home in Durham from his home in London while he and his wife were said to be isolating because of coronavirus symptoms.
Piers Morgan has issued an angry ultimatum on Twitter to Boris Johnson over claims his chief aide, Dominic Cummings, broke lockdown rules by visiting his parents
Mr Morgan's ultimatum issued to Number 10 to sack Cummings on Saturday came as Downing Street defended the 48-year-old top aide.
In a series of Tweets, Piers Morgan replied to members of the government who were standing behind Mr Cummings.
'Oh please. Cummings brazenly broke the rules YOUR Govt - advised by HIM - enforced on everyone else,' he said in response to a tweet by Michael Gove that read: 'Caring for your wife and child is not a crime.'
'I’m not having one rule for these clowns & another for the rest of us,' The Good Morning Britain star posted on Twitter
Along with support from Cabinet minister Michael Gove, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Chancellor Rishi Sunak also offered backing to Mr Cummings.
Rabb wrote on Twitter: 'It’s reasonable and fair to ask for an explanation on this. And it has been provided: two parents with Coronavirus, were anxiously taking care of their young child. Those now seeking to politicise it should take a long hard look in the mirror. '
To which Mr Morgan wrote: 'Sorry? The No10 statement says Cummings didn't have the virus when he did this, and his wife was only 'suspected' of having the virus - in which case she should have stayed at home & self-isolated according to your Govt rules.'
Dominic Cummings (pictured) stands accused of breaking Government rules by travelling hundreds of miles to his parents home in Durham
The maverick No10 chief travelled with his wife and son from London to his parents' Durham farm in March to self-isolate with coronavirus symptoms, despite the government's own restrictions banning non-essential journeys.
He was spotted by a witness at the gate of the property, with Abba's Dancing Queen playing loudly.
But in a defiant statement this morning, a No. 10 spokesman said he had not broken any guidelines with the 264-mile trip.
'Owing to his wife being infected with suspected Coronavirus and the high likelihood that he would himself become unwell, it was essential for Dominic Cummings to ensure his young child could be