Was Vox Political the first media outlet to publicise the High Court’s ruling that Matt Hancock acted unlawfully?
How welcome it is to see that some other sites have followed suit, although it seems the mainstream media have been dragging their heels. Why is that, do you think?
Just your reminder that though #Resign is trending after the damning Matt Hancock PPE contracts finding, the story got 30 seconds on @BBCNews last night. The UK is very badly broken.
— Squinter (@squinteratn) February 20, 2021
Who's going to ring in to #bbcaq about this glaring omission? #ToryCorruption #EnoughIsEnough #Resign Matt Hancock!#bbcnews https://t.co/drU5AaUQtt
— The Last Girly Swots to join Tw❄️tter! 😷 💙 (@TheLastPersont2) February 20, 2021
#bbcnews were constantly asking Corbyn about when he was going to #Resign but when it comes to Matt Hancock ????
— Martin O'Neill (@DrNostromo) February 20, 2021
Perhaps they realised that a revelation of this kind – that a Cabinet minister dished out contracts worth billions of pounds to private companies run by chums of his political party – many of whom then failed to honour them – had illegally hidden the details in order to dodge scrutiny – would be harmful to the reputation of the Conservative government.
Matt Hancock handing out Covid contracts to his unqualified mates like it was a good idea #resign pic.twitter.com/SuvHy35y4x
— Sean Harkin (@SHarkin89) February 20, 2021
But why should that bother anybody in the news media?
All reporters have an obligation to the facts – not to their friends.
It seems some of our favourite channels/papers have forgotten that.
Well – too bad. This cat is out of the bag and people are furious:
If I "acted illegally" I'd expect to be arrested.
If I "acted illegally" in a workplace I'd expect to be fired.#Resign
— The socialist sailor🌹🏳️🌈 BLM (@paulrob91017199) February 20, 2021
Matt Hancock's awarding of Covid contracts illegal #Resign
— Lady J of Tay (@brawday) February 20, 2021
Corrupt @MattHancock #resign and return our money.
— John Gordon Sinclair 🕷 (@Jgs_x) February 20, 2021
How long will Hancock last?
Or are the Tories really convinced that they are untouchable?
If Matt Hancock does not #Resign for his unlawful mishandling of Covid contracts, it means the law does not apply to the Tories because there are no consequences for them breaking it. In which case we don't live in a democracy.
— The Trials of Arturo (@ArturosTrials) February 20, 2021
#Resign where do you start calling for resignations in the Tory party, you may as well call a general election… pic.twitter.com/VxrDAMMB7d
— Anthony (@Anthony41806183) February 20, 2021
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,,The investigation by BBC Panorama found that vital items were left out of the stockpile when it was set up in 2009 and that the government subsequently ignored a warning from its own advisers to buy missing equipment.,,
‘The expert committee that advises the government on pandemics, the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), recommended the purchase of gowns last June’ (2019).
In November 2020 at PMQs Johnson said only 1% of PPE was manufactured in the UK which he claimed was around 70%
Why does there appear to be a abject failure of the press to remind people that the Government had been warned in advance including during operation cygnus is 2016 that our stockpile from 2009 was out of date and required renewing,
Duke lined up to snuff it to take heat off Hancock.
That is extremely cynical.
I think this is a coincidence. Depending on future events, others might possibly argue that it is a sham illness to draw attention away from Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.