Health Secretary exposed as tech firm says it has no idea what he’s talking about
Hapless Health Secretary Matt Hancock was embarrassed yesterday when he claimed that the Tories’ decision to abandon their contact tracing app was because of a problem that had stumped every country in the world.
Just minutes before, the BBC had announced that Japan had joined the more than forty other nations running their own contact tracing app.
But Hancock has been exposed (again) in his attempt to hide the humiliation of the government’s failed promise – when tech giant Apple said it had never heard of the so-called agreement between it and the UK government to create a hybrid version of Apple’s tracing app:
We’ve agreed to join forces with Google and Apple to bring the best bits of both (the UK and Google/Apple’s) systems together.
But Apple’s simple statement revealed that Hancock’s claim was pure fiction:
We don’t know what [the UK govt] mean… They haven’t spoken to us about it.
Desperate dishonesty – and even more humiliation for the utterly inept and bankrupt Tories.
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