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Readers react to video that uncovered the previous well being secretary’s affair with an aide and the federal government’s response

In Might, Boris Johnson informed the Commons that the inquiry into how his authorities handled the coronavirus pandemic wouldn’t begin earlier than spring 2022. Johnson stated: “We should not inadvertently divert or distract the individuals on whom we rely within the warmth of our wrestle towards this illness” (Report, 12 Might).

What a distinction with the announcement that the Division of Well being and Social Care is to launch an investigation (Report, 27 June) into who leaked footage displaying Matt Hancock in a clinch together with his aide Gina Coladangelo. Saying the investigation, the Northern Eire secretary, Brandon Lewis, stated that the division would attempt “to know how this occurred and to make sure this type of state of affairs can’t occur once more”.

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