And likewise, one day after admitting he wouldn’t stop, he was outside.
Matt Hanock, the minister accused of cracking down on Britain’s biggest health crisis, resigned on Saturday night in the face of an avalanche of harsh criticism of his secret activity of a counselor which he put on the public payroll.
– Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) June 26, 2021
“We are working hard as a nation to fight the pandemic,” Hancock, 42, said in his resignation letter to Johnson a day after photos of him kissing and embracing his primary aide – a friend taken last year – at a time when he was forced all over the mandatory lockdowns sprinkled on the front page of the Sun newspaper.
“The last thing I want is for my private life to be distracted from being together with a way to get us out of this crisis.”
Hancock’s resignation came after The Sun published a photo of Hancock and Gina Coladangelo, whom he pointed out to his team, apparently hugging in his Whitehall offices last month. Hancock initially tried to continue his work and Johnson backed him up on Friday, saying the matter was closed. Hancock first tried to continue his work and Johnson backed him up on Friday, saying the matter was closed.
But pressure continued to rise on Saturday after senior Johnson’s Conservative Party officials said the minister’s behavior was not fresh, with someone promoting Hancock’s hypocrisy violating the same rules he helped create. – READ MORE
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