Church of England bishops have strongly criticised the Prime Minister after he defended the lockdown actions of his chief aide. At the daily Downing Street press conference on Sunday evening, Boris Johnson said Dominic Cummings had "acted responsibly, legally and with integrity" by driving 260 miles to County Durham to isolate due to childcare concerns. Numerous bishops and church leaders tweeted their frustrations on the issue. Rt Rev David Walker, Bishop of Manchester questions if the Church of England should continue to work with the government on the handling of the pandemic if Cummings isn't sacked. Writing on Twitter near the end of the briefing Rt Rev Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds, said: "The question now is: do we accept being lied to, patronised and treated by a PM as mugs?