'Heartbroken' widower says PM has 'let the country down' by refusing to sack Cummings

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A heartbroken widower who wasn't able to hold the hand of his dying wife says the Prime Minister has "let the country down" by refusing to sack his senior aide Dominic Cummings.

John Wilson from Buckinghamshire lost his wife, Pauline, to coronavirus a week into the Government-imposed lockdown.

Pauline was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Vicar Martin Poole is disappointed the fines won't be reviewed. Credit: ITV News Meridian

It comes as a vicar from Brighton says he is disappointed that ministers will not review fines given to parents who travelled for childcare purposes during the lockdown.

The Reverend Martin Poole, who is the vicar at St Luke's Prestonville, asked the Health Secretary for a review at Tuesday's Downing Street briefing.

Matt Hancock described it as "perfectly reasonable to take away that question" and he'd have to "talk to his Treasury colleagues" before he could answer it in full.

The Reverend Martin Poole confronted Matt Hancock on Tuesday.

An hour later, we were told the Government would not be announcing a review into the fines.

John Wilson believes it's one rule for one and one rule for another. Credit: ITV News