Health Secretary, Matt Hancock.
Matt Hancock's role as Health Secretary has been called into question, again. This time over CCTV footage, of Mr. Hancock, embracing and kissing his top aide, Gina Colandangelo.
The pictures were flashed all over 'The Sun' newspaper. Mr. Hancock has so far survived, many gaffes, but can he escape this one? No doubt, the images of Mr.Hancock and Ms. Coladangelo will be utmost in Boris' mind. He knows his carefully stage-managed act, will be affected by this and his already damaged government. Boris can outright, sack, Mr. Hancock over this or choose to keep him in the post.
If Boris chooses to keep him in the post, he knows he will face a rash of criticism. The criticism will come from his own party admittedly, but it will come thick and fast, from the opposition parties.
If Dominic Cummings is telling the truth, about Boris calling his Health Secretary, an expletive name this could be his chance, to get rid of him. Of course, as we all know Boris is no stranger to affairs himself, and no doubt, affairs are ten a penny in the hallowed halls of Westminster. No doubt, as they are, in all walks of life.
Former Labour Shadow Chancellor, Anneliese Dodds has already launched an attack on Mr. Hancock. Basically, Ms. Dodds said Hancock's Top Aide was a taxpayer-funded role. And, seeing as the public fund this post, Gina Colandangelo should resign, it would be the decent thing to do. Ms. Dodds also reprimanded Mr. Hancock for embracing and kissing Ms. Coladangelo, when he tells the great British public not to do this, with others. The images of Mr. Hancock and Ms. Colandangelo, make Mr. Hancock a hypocrite and most importantly, the government itself.
Ed Davey, leader of the Lib-Dems, said Mr. Hancock was an awful, Health Secretary. No doubt, Mr. Hancock did not realize there was CCTV. Or if he did, he may have thought that somehow, his image and that of Ms. Coladangelo would not be caught on camera. Was, this kiss and embrace, just two friends showing affection or something else? Only Hancock himself and Coladangelo herself, know the ultimate truth.
Mr. Hancock and Ms. Coladangelo were caught on CCTV, in the corridor of a Health and Care Building. Not surprising really, as Matt Hancock is Health Secretary, so what other building would he be in? As for Gina Coladangelo, she is a non-Executive at the Department of Health. She has been in the post, since September 2020. It turns out that, Matt Hancock's friendship, with Gina Colandangelo, goes back further. Both of them were at Oxford college around the same time.
Mr. Hancock was due to appear at a famous horse racing track but did not turn up. Mr. Hancock was also, due to turn up at a constituency event this morning, but there was no show there, either. Mr. Hancock, has apparently, apologized for his misdemeanor with Ms. Colandangelo.
Matt Hancock has been married to Martha, for 15 years and has, 3 children. No doubt, Mrs. Hancock will want to know what is going on? Also, it will be highly embarrassing to his children. As the chickens come home to roost, Matt Hancock will realize what he has done. The Health Secretary will no doubt, now, be fighting for his political life. Hancock will know he will now come under, sustained attack, from politicians in his own party and other parties. The media will have a field day with this.
Finally, whatever the future for the besieged Health Secretary, Matt Hancock he knows he cannot undo what has been done. It is there for all to see and whatever happens from here on in, is Mr Hancock's own doing.
Nick Bishop (author) on June 25, 2021:
Thanks, for your feedback, Hira.
hira from faisalabad on June 25, 2021: