Hancock’s position should be instantly untenable
Health Secretary Matt Hancock was caught on camera just before today’s PMQs indulging in a spot of social undistancing with a parliamentary colleague in the Commons chamber.
Hancock sauntered into the House, stood inches from another MP and patted him on the back, before finally seeming to realise – told by his colleagues? – that he was breaching his own rules and awkwardly, eventually, finding some kind of distance:
In such an office of responsibility during the worst health crisis in a century, Hancock’s position became instantly untenable – especially as the Tories try to persuade the public that adherence to distancing and isolation is important in spite of the non-sacking of Dominic Cummings and even more so as someone who has allegedly been a coronavirus sufferer.
That he is still in post this evening is a sad reminder of the stale shamelessness of his boss and his whole party, who have sacrificed tens of thousands of lives on the altar of their arrogance.
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