21:55 GMT07 August 2020
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    This may not be the biggest political scandal in the history of politics, but it’s definitely one that has the most cheeky name and one that is helping people to stay positive amid the chaos wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

    You’re maybe wondering why the hashtag #CumGate is trending on Twitter. No, hold your naughty thoughts. It’s quite serious. British media reported that Dominic Cummings, key adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson violated the government lockdown rules in March and drove 260 miles from London to Durham with his wife who had coronavirus symptoms. The news caused ire among the public with ordinary citizens and opposition politicians demanding Cummings step down.

    The row got worse after Prime Minister Johnson backed Cummings, saying that his aide acted "responsibly, legally, and with integrity".

    Now the hashtag #CumGate is trending on Twitter and it apppears that not everyone is in the loop as to what it's about.

    ​British netizens thought the PM’s aide did something bad again…

    ​Some netizens noted that the prime minister's first and last name fits perfectly with the scandal…

    ​Other users claimed they have discovered why PM Johnson can’t fire his aide.

    ​Empathic netizens thought about how lovers of salacious topics would react to the CumGate hashtag.

    ​Still others thought that the British public should focus on something else.

    lockdown, pandemic, Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings
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