Labour calls for independent commission on standards after Cummings slams PM’s integrity

first_imgSaturday 24 April 2021 2:06 pm On Friday Dominic Cummings, who left Johnson’s staff suddenly late last year having previously been his most influential adviser over Brexit and the 2019 election campaign, denied reports he leaked Johnson’s private communications over the sourcing of Covid-19 ventilators.  “We need some kind of independent commission into ethics and standards in government, we can’t let the prime minister mark his own homework on this,” Steve Reed, Labour’s spokesman on communities and local government, told the BBC. “This was the closest ally the prime minister’s got and he’s telling us the prime minister’s behaviour was unethical, foolish and possibly illegal,” he said. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com Jessica Clark Labour has also written to Johnson calling for a full investigation into the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat. Labour calls for independent commission on standards after Cummings slams PM’s integrity Cummings also said he was not responsible for leaks over the cost of refurbishing Johnson’s residence and that the prime minister and his office had fallen below acceptable standards of competence and integrity. Sir James Dyson lobbied Boris Johnson for his staff to get tax exemptions for their work in building ventilators during the start of the Covid pandemic last year. (Getty Images) Also Read: Labour calls for independent commission on standards after Cummings slams PM’s integrity center_img The Labour Party has called for an independent commission on ethics and standards in government after Dominic Cummings, the Prime Minister’s former top adviser, criticised Boris Johnson’s integrity. Sir James Dyson lobbied Boris Johnson for his staff to get tax exemptions for their work in building ventilators during the start of the Covid pandemic last year. (Getty Images) whatsapp Share Johnson’s office in response on Friday said the government had followed the rules over the refurbishment. The prime minister had never interfered in a government leak inquiry, his office added. Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img

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