Facts so upset Health Secretary that he almost gets himself ejected
Lightweight Health Secretary Matt Hancock came close to being ejected from the Commons chamber by Speaker Lindsay Hoyle today when he was unable to prevent himself trying to shout over simple facts about the government’s appalling performance on coronavirus testing.
Hancock has clearly been stung by the government’s accidental admission during last night’s press briefing that – far from being ‘based on the science’ – the Tories’ decision to ignore the World Health Organisation and give up on testing and tracing to clamp down on the spread of the virus was driven by the fact that they hadn’t bothered preparing for the pandemic by building enough testing capacity.
In other words, the government has been lying all these months.
But merely mentioning that was enough to have him shouting in the Chamber – until Hoyle cut him off at the knees by indicating that he’d be on his way out of it if he didn’t zip it:
Hancock was not visible on screen as Hoyle administered a spanking – but you can just imagine the quivering ‘pet lip’ as the brittle Tory was put in his place.
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