Matt Hancock’s downfall

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Boris Johnson has a brand new well being secretary this week after the resignation of the person tasked with main the federal government’s Covid response. However there are many unanswered questions, says Jonathan Freedland

When Britain awoke on Friday morning to tabloid footage of the well being secretary, Matt Hancock, in a ‘steamy clinch’ with a colleague, it was clear that his profession hung by a thread. He had been a harsh critic of different outstanding figures breaking lockdown guidelines, and right here was what seemed to be a transparent breach of his personal social distancing tips. Later that day he was given the backing of the prime minister, who thought-about the matter closed. It was something however.

The next morning noticed the discharge of a full CCTV model of the incident in his workplace, and on the airwaves there was a definite lack of colleagues prepared to help him. Later that day his resignation letter was accepted by Boris Johnson. Hancock was gone.

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