Health Secretary’s position surely untenable – but he has done enough to be sacked for a thousands times over
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has admitted this morning that he broke social distancing rules with one of his aides, following lurid stories in the press and despite attempts by Tory MPs to dismiss the issue as a merely personal matter. Hancock apologised for ‘letting people down’.
After Hancock said months ago that it was inevitable for a government scientist to step down for a similar breach, his position is surely untenable. But many would argue that the needless deaths of around 150,000 people should have seen the end of him long before now – even more so as Boris Johnson admitted to an adviser that Hancock was ‘totally f***ing hopeless’.
Johnson’s guilt is no less and both should be in the dock, not just in disgrace.
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