Hancock faces ‘resign’ demands over his unlawful Covid-19 contracts

Last Updated: February 20, 2021By Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Bad smell: if Matt Hancock thinks he can smell something rotten, it’s probably Hancock himself.

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?

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.

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:

How long will Hancock last?

Or are the Tories really convinced that they are untouchable?


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  1. Sheridan Crew February 21, 2021 at 2:31 am - Reply

    ,,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the Government had been warned in advance including during operation cygnus is 2016 that our stockpile from 2009 was out of date and required renewing,

  2. John Palfreyman February 21, 2021 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Duke lined up to snuff it to take heat off Hancock.

    • Mike Sivier February 21, 2021 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      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.

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