Does anybody think Matt Hancock will face any real punishment over his affair scandal?

The snog and The Scream: a reminder of what Hancock did – and of our reactions when we saw the CCTV image for the first time.

I don’t – even though a Tory councillor in his constituency is calling for him to resign as a member of Parliament – or be deselected if he doesn’t, so he can’t stand as a Tory again:

Ian Houlder has written to the local Tory party calling for Mr Hancock to be removed as MP for West Suffolk in the wake of his resignation from cabinet.

The West Suffolk councillor said Mr Hancock’s actions were “beyond the pale”, adding that his “honour, integrity, probity and honesty, should he have had any, [is] trashed beyond redemption”.

In his email to the chair of the West Suffolk Conservative Association, Mr Houlder said the controversy had shown Mr Hancock to be a “selfish, egotistical man”.

“He has let every member of the public down, pontificating that they should all make huge sacrifices on the altar of the pandemic, whilst doing the complete opposite himself,” Mr Houlder added.

Those are all valid points.

But Hancock is a wired-in member of Boris Johnson’s gang who will probably be back in the Cabinet as soon as any of the other dodgy individuals there are forced to go the same way he did.

For now, I think we’ll hear from apologists saying, “He’s suffered enough,” which is the usual excuse.

Suffered? He looked like he was enjoying himself immensely in that damning photo of him snogging his aide.

But that’s Tories for you. Nobody in the party hierarchy honestly believes Hancock did anything wrong. Rules are for other people and the power to hire and fire is there so Cabinet ministers can satisfy their grotty little carnal desires.

Meanwhile, Mr Houlder’s motives seem readily apparent.

As a Tory councillor, he’s probably standing in line for his own chance to take the constituency seat in Parliament. The Hancock scandal is just a chance to jump the queue by eliminating the incumbent.

I don’t think he’ll succeed but it will be interesting to see how the Tory leadership handles it.

Source: Matt Hancock faces constituency backlash over affair scandal – with calls for him to ‘resign without delay’ | Politics News | Sky News

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1 thought on “Does anybody think Matt Hancock will face any real punishment over his affair scandal?

  1. Jenny

    Hancock local Tory party have accepted his sincere letter of apology and have full confidence in him so no he won’t be punished he will be back as education secretary is my guess

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