UK Health Secretary resigns after kissing fiasco

Posted on June 26, 2021, 6:08 pm
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LONDON: Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock has resigned in the aftermath of a video showing him breaking social distancing rules whilst kissing senior aide Gina Coladangelo.

— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) June 26, 2021

In a video released on Twitter, Matt Hancock said: “Those of us who make these rules have got to stick by them and that’s why I’ve got to resign.”

Earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson accepted Matt Hancock’s apology and considered the matter closed whilst not demanding the Health Secretary’s resignation.

However, after immense pressure from various quarters, Matt Hancock has resigned from his post.

“Those of us who make these rules have got to stick by them and that’s why I’ve got to resign,” @MattHancock says announcing his resignation after a video showed him kissing senior aide #GinaColadangelo in breach of social distancing rules. #MattHancock #MattHancockResignation

— Hamza Azhar Salam (@HamzaAzhrSalam) June 26, 2021

First statement on camera from Matt Hancock since the scandal broke

— Bianca Nobilo (@bianca_nobilo) June 26, 2021

Commenting on the development, Aditya Chakrabortty said: “Quits because of what’s in tomorrow’s papers rather than because of his role in 150,000 deaths, allowing Covid to rip through care homes, nurses wearing binbags, handing contracts to his mate the pub landlord. Shameless.”

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