Coronavirus: Johnson hints at pubs opening before July as lockdown measures ease

Boris Johnson is announcing his second major review of coronavirus lockdown rules, 66 days after he introduced them in late March.

But growing numbers of Tory MPs are claiming his review has been undermined by his refusal to sack his aide Dominic Cummings for breaking the rules.

The number of Conservative MPs demanding Mr Cummings’ dismissal is now approaching 50, with many more publicly criticising his actions.

The former Chancellor Sajid Javid said Mr Cummings’s trip to Durham was neither “necessary or justified” and he should apologise.

And the Paymaster General Penny Mordaunt became the first minister to speak out, claiming the row was undermining public health messages.

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