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Matt Hancock resigns

janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
A bit late off the press but just seen this on the news 

Due to scandal over social distancing to mention one part of the scandal was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on this 


  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,535 Disability Gamechanger
    For a Tory I always thought Hancock was a half decent politician, and he certainly worked very very hard during the pandemic, which you might assume put great strain on his marriage. Shame he had to resign.
    What really baffled me was the appointment of Sajid Javid who resigned as chancellor because No.10 wanted to impose their own spin doctors on his dept. and you can only assume that nothing has changed in that respect.
    At least Boris didn't give the job to Jeremy Hunt the worst ever minister for health.
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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,646 Disability Gamechanger
    As we’ve progressed through the day the issues seem to be narrowing down to:

    - why did Boris not sack him immediately? His position was instantly wholly untenable given his role.
    - his refusal to use an official email account for business. He appears to have mostly been “working very, very hard” on managing the chumocracy of contracts for which he was responsible with as little transparency and accountability as humanly possible. 
    - how he managed to get his girlfriend a job as part of the chumocracy.
    - how Carrie has carried the day and got Javid back in the club.

    Nothing but contempt from me I’m afraid,
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    What do people expect from the government  there are always scandles  been going back years and years nothing new he has been caught out who is hiding behind him he is just the unlucky one 

    Not long ago there was something going on with borris Johnson 
  • Emilyb81Emilyb81 Member Posts: 469 Pioneering
    The main thing I was bothered by (apart from the obvious cheating is not OK and the poor kids etc)  was what he must have on Boris?! But honestly I doubt anything that is going to come out in the future would shock me :disappointed: I personally haven't had so much of a problem with social distancing as I hate mixing with people anyway so it didn't really change my life in a huge way in that respect so I wasn't so much angry like others appear to be about him rule breaking.... 
  • CoffeeFirstCoffeeFirst Member Posts: 44 Connected
    When I heard I just felt so sorry for the families. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,220

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    I wasn't sure if he would resign or not, we had the whole saga last year with Domonic Cummings and he ended up surviving that. Obviously, the full truth from his point of view came out recently but at the time it was common belief that he had to go. 

    In this case, I was quite surprised when I saw he had resigned, which I think was the right thing to do. Any kind of apology in his situation doesn't really do anything for me because it's only really a "sorry this came out in the press" kind of thing. Fair play to him for resigning, but as mentioned above the real victims are the families really.
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  • foryoureyesonlyforyoureyesonly Member Posts: 21 Listener
    Its people like him and Boris that i regret even morethan the last days of cameron being a tory voter when i was younger 
    I wish labour and lib dems would sort themselves and make this country better and more tolerarant
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