UK coronavirus live: Tory MPs call for Dominic Cummings to go

Seven Conservative MPs call for advisor to resign amid revelations of further breaches of lockdown rules

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Tens of thousands of low income households are being denied extra support designed to ease the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, after being hit by the government’s benefit cap, my colleague Michael Savage writes in the Observer today.

Particularly hard-hit are private renters with children, he reports.

Related: Low-income households denied coronavirus support by benefit cap

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This from the Conservative MP Craig Whittaker:

I totally agree that Dominic Cummings position is untenable. I’m sure he took the decision in the best interests of his family but like every decision we take we also have to take responsibility for those decisions. You cannot advise the nation one thing then do the opposite.

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