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“Hopeless ‘Matt Hancock’ could be reshuffled after embracing scandal”
Matt Hancock could be removed from his post as health secretary in a reshuffle, put forward after his kissing scandal, according to reports.
Pressure mounts on Mr Hancock to resign – and Boris Johnson to bring in the government’s ethics counselor – after the scandal-prone minister was caught kissing a close aide in violation of Covid restrictions.
A video of Mr Hancock in an embrace with Gina Coladangelo was released on Friday evening, after stills of the CCTV clip earlier in the day prompted Labor to consider his position “hopelessly untenable”.
Lawyers have described how Mr Hancock – once described as ‘hopeless’ by Mr Johnson in leaked text messages – may have broken the law regarding coronavirus restrictions, although he only admitted to breaking the laws. guidelines.
Questions were also asked about the appointment of Ms Coladangelo to her post at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (DHSC).
Yesterday Ms Coladangelo was pictured stacking the boot of her £ 70,000 Audi Q7 with bags before leaving the £ 3.6million house she shares with millionaire founder Oliver Bonas, Oliver Tress.
Oliver, 54, was also pictured talking to Ms Colandangelo before she left the property on Thursday evening.
The Prime Minister has so far resisted calls for the sacking of Mr Hancock, who said he was “very sorry” for letting people down after The Sun first reported he had an extramarital affair.
But the Daily Telegraph reported that Tory MPs were telling the prime minister to “unplug”, with public reaction over the next few days being key to his fate.
And according to the Daily Mail, the Prime Minister was already planning a reshuffle of his cabinet that could potentially be put forward “to allow Mr. Hancock a dignified exit”.