Time to move on, urges PM Johnson over Cummings row

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauds outside 10 Downing Street during the Clap for our Carers campaign in support of the NHS, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain, May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday it was time for Britain to move on from what he described as a “very, very frustrating episode” when his closest adviser Dominic Cummings was accused of violating the coronavirus lockdown rules.

“It’s been a very, very frustrating episode and I understand why people have been so concerned, because this country is going through a horrendously difficult time,” Johnson told a parliamentary committee.

“(If) what we need to do is to focus on getting the message right … then I think what we need to do really is to move on.”

Reporting by William James and Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison

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