There have been growing calls for Cummings to resign or be fired, however, the PM's chief advisor has refused to tender his resignation or to even apologize. Johnson on Sunday backed Cummings saying that he had acted "responsibly and legally."
However, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick told BBC, "It doesn't look as if any of the guidelines or the rules have been broken."
Jenrick added, "And so my view is that now we accept that and we move on because there are many many more important issues that we need to be talking about....like the track and trace system, for example."
'Cummings did not seek professional/political advice before trip'
Writing in The Atlantic, staff writer Tom McTague pointed out, "Cummings did not seek out professional/political advice before embarking on his trip, which is at the very least open to serious questions over whether it complied with the government's lockdown guidance, and when he did tell his boss, no action was taken."
McTague added, "When the media started asking questions, no information was provided."