When Dominic Cummings breached covid guidelines, the country was outraged and MPs’ mailboxes were stuffed with irate complaints from voters and Boris’s performance in polls drooped. Now, the man who is the face and voice of the response to covid breaches the guidance and…well…we don’t expect anything else do we? I doubt MPs are having to duck and dive anything like as many angry missives as last year.
‘Poor man’. Really?
This man gave his mates millions of pounds knowing they couldn’t provide decent PPE, oversaw the transfer of untested elderly patients from hospital to care homes, allowed a contract to be given to his sister’s firm (in which he has significant shares) without declaring an interest, called for the police to investigate Prof Ferguson’s own dalliance with a married woman and employs his university chum advising the NHS, again without declaring an interest. The list of misdemeanours goes on.
Now, we see photographic evidence of that interest, his right hand squeezing her arse. A long-standing friend with benefits, maybe?
BoJo says there’s nothing to see here, we’ve all done it. Snogging the staff is a perk of the job, isn’t it?
In the meantime, Dominic Cummings continues to pour bile on him. These photos are an inside job, taken seven weeks ago. It’s difficult to escape the feeling that he is being set up and that there are more revelations to come.
Hancock has spent the pandemic in front of cameras and in parliament trying to explain away the government’s incompetence, BoJo’s in particular. He has done so with grim alacrity. Just as there is a success to proclaim in the vaccine programme, he is a confirmed laughing stock. Imagine him announcing the re-introduction of lockdown measures to cope with another wave in Autumn. No doubt, we will all dutifully indulge in his interpretation of ‘social distancing’ in ‘private’ moments at work.
Apparently, his job depends on the reaction of the public. If we flood MPs with our horror at his hypocrisy, he will be gone. His fate is in our hands. Are you sufficiently moved to act?