UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigns after breaking health rules

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigns after breaking health rules

“case closed”And the Boris Johnson said Friday, June 25, in response to a resounding scoop of Sun Disclosure of an extramarital affair between Matt Hancock, the Minister of Health in his government, and one of his aides., all in defiance of the rules of sanitary distancing. Mr Hancock won’t last twenty-four hours: On Saturday 26 June, the ambitious Conservative MP, who has been at the center of the political-media scene since the start of the pandemic, submitted his resignation to the British prime minister at short notice. Video posted on the social network Twitter.

“I want to apologize once again for not respecting the recommendations, and I apologize to my family and relatives for subjecting them to it [ce scandale] »Mr. Hancock, 42, said before adding that« [il] Will continue to support the government and the Prime Minister from their seats, so that [le Royaume-Uni] And therefore[it] Able to get out of this epidemic – whose end is now near – and to [se] to rebuild, for the better”.

On Friday, the first print published by the British tabloid press featured an image that was a bit blurry, but left little room for doubt. This is a CCTV screenshot from the Ministry of Health building and dated May 6, in which the Minister of Health kisses in her mouth what a woman wants, her 43-year-old employee Gina Coladangelo. Saturday , Sun Post a short video, even more meaningful.

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“I did not respect the rules of social distancing”

Mr. Hancock is married with three children, Mr.I Coladangelo is in a relationship with Oliver Tress, founder of ready-to-wear brand Oliver Bonas. But the scandal doesn’t end there: in early May, Britons were not expected to be in close contact with anyone outside their daily bubble or home – an injunction that was only lifted on 17 May.

Strict “social distancing” rules Matt Hancock never stopped reminding them of. And so, on May 16, live on Sky News, this economist by training, former collaborator of Treasury Secretary George Osborne, continues to assert: “We should all be careful, we all know the risks: it is better to meet outside than inside.” In 2020, Mr Hancock has been particularly tough on star epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, after Daily Telegraph And he revealed that the latter received a woman in his home during the first birth. The health minister then welcomed Mr Ferguson’s resignation from the scientific council, which advises the government.

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