The Dominic Cummings saga, France's auto rescue plan

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Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Wed, 27 May 2020, 8:48PM
Dominic Cummings. (Photo / Getty)

The Dominic Cummings saga, France's auto rescue plan

Author
Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Wed, 27 May 2020, 8:48PM

The Dominic Cummings saga continues.

The UK Prime Minster's aide has been in hot water after going on a 400-plus kilometre road trip during strict lockdown rules.

However Cummings is refusing to step down, despite the tide of anger coming for the Government.

UK correspondent Gavin Grey told Andrew Dickens Cummings will need to appear before the commons liaison committee, which is the only committee that can question Prime Minster Boris Johnson directly.

Meanwhile, France has unveiled an €8 billion package to rescue their car industry, which they say has been crippled by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The package feature an increase to the state subsidies given to encourage buyers of new electric an hybrid vehicles.

Mr Grey says the industry has noticed an 80 per cent fall in sales, with a focus on electric cars being sold.