Anneliese Dodds calls for Matt Hancock’s dismissal
Tim Montgomerie, a former aide to Boris Johnson, has signaled that Matt Hancock should step down for undermining his own coronavirus regulations.
the Conservative house The website founder said it was “not at all good” for the cabinet minister to remain in office “when other people fell on their swords very quickly and very honorably”.
“When you break your own rules, you have to show the public that you understand the transgression you have committed and you resign,” he added.
It comes as Labor has called for an investigation into the Health Secretary’s lockdown violation relationship with Gina Coladangelo.
Meanwhile, flowers have been delivered to the house Mr. Hancock shares with his wife, Martha. The pink peonies in a glass vase were placed on the front doorstep by a florist delivery man who arrived just after 10am.
He is believed to be currently staying with them in Suffolk while Ms Hancock has stayed at the London home with their children.
In case you missed it. Recently leaked CCTV footage shows Matt Hancock kissing assistant Gina Coladangelo.
The explosive video was posted by The sun Friday night a day after stills of the alleged affair were published by the newspaper, our video manager reports Tom Richell.
Watch: CCTV leak shows Matt Hancock kissing assistant Gina Coladangelo
Recently leaked CCTV footage shows Matt Hancock kissing assistant Gina Coladangelo. The explosive video was posted by The Sun newspaper on Friday night a day after stills of the alleged affair were published by the outlet. Calls for the Health Secretary to step down intensified after an instant poll by Savanta ComRes found that a majority of 58 percent – including 46 percent of Tory supporters – thought he should step down, against only 25 percent who said it shouldn’t.
Sam HancockJune 26, 2021 10:57 AM
Former prime minister’s aide says Hancock should step down for “undermining Covid rules”
Tim Montgomerie, who worked at No 10 for the first few months of Boris Johnson’s tenure, suggested that it was “not good at all” for the cabinet minister to remain in office “while other people are fell on their swords very quickly and very honorably ”.
He suggested that Matt Hancock should step down for undermining his own Covid rules.
While defending the previous record of the Secretary of Health at the Ministry of Health, the founder of the Conservative house The website said, “When you break your own rules, you must show the public that you understand the transgression you have committed and resign.”
Our political correspondent Ashley Cowburn reports:
Sam HancockJune 26, 2021 10:30 AM
Flower delivery to Hancock and his wife’s home
Flowers have reportedly been delivered to the home Matt Hancock shares with his wife, Martha.
The pink peonies in a glass vase were placed on the front doorstep by a florist delivery man who arrived just after 10am.
Mr Hancock is reportedly currently staying at their home in Suffolk while Ms Hancock has stayed at the London house with the children.
She was seen leaving the house early this morning for a dog walk.
Sam HancockJune 26, 2021 10:27 AM
Hancock’s lover pictured leaving the family home
Gina Coladangelo, who was filmed kissing Matt Hancock, was pictured leaving the family home with packed night bags, The sun made a report.
The tabloid released the story on Friday.
Sam HancockJune 26, 2021 10:18 AM
Schools transmit the nationalist song promoted by the government
Schools have decided not to sing the One Britain One Nation Day anthem, although the government has encouraged them to celebrate the event, principals recounting The independent their schools skipped the song on Friday.
They said their students did not perform the song – which ends with chants of “Strong Britain, great nation” – on Friday, due to guidelines from Covid, logistical issues and because it “sounds like propaganda ”.
The Department of Education encouraged schools to celebrate One Britain One Nation Day on June 25, during which they said children could “learn more about our shared values of tolerance, kindness, pride and of respect “.
My colleague Zoé Tidman had the full report:
Sam HancockJune 26, 2021 9:59 AM
Want to know how Matt Hancock and Gina Coladangelo met?
It all started at the University of Oxford, when the two became friends through their involvement in student radio.
Matt Hancock and Gina Coladangelo have been close friends ever since.
The couple started working together in March last year when the health secretary secretly hired her longtime friend as an unpaid adviser, before appointing her as the non-executive director of the health ministry for a few months more. late.
So how close are they? Matt Mathers take a closer look.
Sam HancockJune 26, 2021 9:39 AM
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson will be approved as DUP leader
DUP MPs and Assembly members are expected to formally endorse Sir Jeffrey Donaldson as the new leader later.
Internal divisions have been laid bare after successive uprisings toppled former leader Arlene Foster and her successor Edwin Poots.
Sir Jeffrey, the party leader in Westminster, 58, was the only candidate to nominate his name for the DUP leadership after Mr Poots’ dramatic resignation last week.
Mr Poots’ disappearance came just weeks after narrowly defeating Sir Jeffrey in the leadership race to succeed Ms Foster.
Once he receives the approval of the Electoral College, made up of 28 MPs and eight MPs, Sir Jeffrey will become the appointed leader.
Sam HancockJune 26, 2021 9:19 AM
Did Hancock break the law? Experts point to a gray area
The health secretary may have broken coronavirus laws that were imposed on his own behalf, experts said, as indoor meetings between people who were not living together were banned on the date. which Matt Hancock was pictured kissing assistant Gina Coladangelo.
The so-called ‘sex ban’ was in place for much of the pandemic under different versions of the health protection regulations, which were created as regulatory instruments on behalf of Mr Hancock.
However, there were many exceptions to the law, including for gatherings “reasonably necessary for business purposes,” reports our correspondent inside. Lizzie Dearden.
Did Matt Hancock break the law?
Health Secretary’s meeting with Gina Coladangelo should be “reasonably necessary for professional purposes” to be legal
Sam HancockJune 26, 2021 9:09 AM
Healthcare company claims it did not benefit from the Hancock connection
A healthcare company that employs assistant brother Matt Hancock was pictured kissing claiming she never benefited from the connection with the Secretary of Health.
Reports suggest that Roberto Coladangelo, chief strategy officer at Partnering Health Limited (PHL group), was the brother of Gina Coladangelo.
And as the family link between the two was confirmed on Saturday, PHL, which provides urgent and primary care services, said it never got a contract from the Department of Health and Social Affairs (DHSC).
Ms Coladangelo, married to founder of retailer Oliver Bonas, Oliver Tress, has been a friend of Mr Hancock since their days together at the University of Oxford and was appointed to DHSC last year.
She was first hired as a volunteer advisor on a six-month contract in March 2020, before being appointed non-executive director of the department. There are no suggestions of wrongdoing with regard to awarding contracts to PHL, according to reports from the PA news agency.
Sam HancockJune 26, 2021 8:52 AM
“Privacy is private,” says Currie
Still speaking to Times Radio, Edwina Currie said “private lives are private”.
Ms Currie, who had an affair with former Prime Minister John Major when they got married in the 1980s, told the station: ‘My own feeling is that privacy is private – they obviously have an explanation. to give to their families, but other than that, it’s none of our business.
“I also think that we should be very careful and not be terribly censorious and pious and want perfect behavior from ministers.
“I think things have changed dramatically, in a particular way that I welcome – and not just because of my own background – I think if we’re looking for Saints we’re going to end up with rehearsals of Theresa May. “
She added that she believes the public “judges ministers by results.”
“And just as this photo appeared, we had the most vaccinated nation in the world, which is actually, I think, what the government should have done, what the public was hoping for, it makes a huge difference – it ‘is the kind of judgment I think most people outside of the Westminster bubble will, ”she said.