Left-wing target BBC's Laura Kuenssberg again after she appeared to ...

Left-wing target BBC's Laura Kuenssberg again - calling her a 'Tory stooge' after she appeared to defend Dominic Cummings over reports he flouted lockdown rules Kuenssberg disputed a Daily Mirror report that Cummings broke lockdown rules She Tweeted that a source told her Cummings's trip had been within guidlines Former Labour MP Ian Austin described the criticisms of her as ‘utter rubbish’ One of the responses to her tweet  called her a 'mouthpiece for the government' 

By Max Aitchison For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 22:47 BST, 23 May 2020 | Updated: 00:00 BST, 24 May 2020

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BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg faced fierce criticism yesterday after appearing to defend Dominic Cummings following reports that he had flouted lockdown rules.

Within 30 minutes of the story breaking on Friday night, Miss Kuenssberg shared a rebuttal from an unnamed source claiming that the Prime Minister’s senior aide’s 260-mile trip from London to his parents’ home in Durham was ‘within [the] guidelines’.

In response to the Daily Mirror journalist who broke the story, Miss Kuenssberg tweeted: ‘Source says his trip was within guidelines as Cummings went to stay with his parents so they could help with childcare while he and his wife were ill – they insist no breach of lockdown’. Her reply was immediately met by a chorus of condemnation from Labour-supporting , with some accusing her of being a ‘mouthpiece for the Government’ and a ‘Tory stooge’.

Laura Kuenssberg faced fierce criticism yesterday after appearing to defend Dominic Cummings following reports that he had flouted lockdown rules

Laura Kuenssberg faced fierce criticism yesterday after appearing to defend Dominic Cummings following reports that he had flouted lockdown rules

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