Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s ‘home’ council has passed a vote of no confidence in him over his conduct during the coronavirus pandemic.
In passing the vote Newmarket Town Council, the main town in his West Suffolk constituency, stated that hypocritical and hubristic Hancock ignored the best interests of constituents in favour of what was best for him:
He neglected the best interests of his constituents. As Secretary of State for Health he has demonstrated hypocrisy and hubris in the pursuit of his own interests.
Newmarket is home to the eponymous horse-racing course and a key centre of Tory voters in the constituency. Tory councillors opposed the no-confidence motion, then all walked out when the motion passed.
The Tories’ response to the pandemic, which led to more than 150,000 needless deaths and massive economic damage, has been described as ‘social murder’ even by the usually cautious medical journal BMJ.
Tragically for the country, Hancock’s successor Sajid Javid is already proving to be even worse.
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