Now Boris Johnson’s SISTER Rachel is accused of flouting lockdown: LBC host ‘stayed overnight at second home in London’ – as PM remains engulfed in scandal over Dominic Cummings trips
- Rachel Johnson accused of staying at second home in Notting Hill, West London
- She has said she is isolating in Somerset, but travels to London for work at LBC
- Earlier this week Ms Johnson said Dominic Cummings should apologise
Rachel Johnson has been accused of bending lockdown rules by staying at her second home in Notting Hill after finishing her presenting shift at LBC.
Boris Johnson’s younger sister has previously said she is isolating at her home in Exmoor, Somerset, making only essential journeys to Leicester Square in London where she presents an evening show on the talk radio station.
According to The Mirror, instead of travelling four hours back to Somerset on Friday, Ms Johnson instead opted to stay at her second home in Notting Hill, where her two sons live.
Rachel Johnson was seen returning to her home in Notting Hill on Saturday, having stayed the night after a presenting shift on LBC on Friday
It is claimed she travelled back to the Exmoor farm, she shares with her husband and daughter, on Saturday morning by train.
A Whitehall source told The Mirror: ‘It doesn’t look good for anyone,’ adding: ‘First his friend Dom and now his sister have been caught bending the rules, if not breaking them.’
The radio host’s spokesman told The Mirror Ms Johnson ‘sometimes stays over,’ after finishing her show at 7pm.
They added Ms Johnson has keyworker status as she is a broadcaster, saying she stays alert at all times while travelling between her job and her home.
MailOnline has approached Ms Johnson’s for a full comment.
Boris Johnson, outside Downing Street on Sunday, is facing further embarassment after his sister stayed in London overnight, despite saying she was isolating at a farm in Exmoor
Earlier this week Ms Johnson called for Dominic Cummings to apologise after it was revealed he drove to 260 miles to Durham with his wife and son, amid fears he and his wife were coming down with Covid-19.
It was later revealed Mr Cummings had driven to nearby Barnard Castle, again with his wife and son in the car, to test his eyesight.
Speaking on Wednesday, Ms Johnson told presenter Ben Shepherd: ‘I think that if I had been Cummings, I’d have admitted I’d messed up.’
Rachel Johnon said Dominic Cummings, pictured outside his home on Sunday, should apologise after it was revealed he travelled to Durham at the end of March
She added: ‘I’d have got on the front foot and said, “I apologise for all of those who followed my messages, I took bad decisions at the time and I understand how angry it’s made a whole country feel, and please let’s move on because we have bigger fish to fry”.’
Speaking live from Somerset, Ms Johnson said: ‘Obviously, everything is bigger than Dominic Cummings, the pandemic is bigger than Dominic Cummings and as my brother said, nobody has his unconditional support.’
She added: ‘The reason the country is so unutterably furious and het up about the Cummings’ crisis is because there is an enormous amount of pent up anxiety, anger and fear.