He had no other choice. Matt Hancock, the British Minister for Health, was forced to resign from his post after failing to comply with anti-Covid measures. On Saturday June 26, 2021, he therefore decided to return his apron after violating anti-Covid restrictions during an affair with a counselor, spread in all the media. As reported by Le Monde, the former minister was caught cheating on his wife with one of his collaborators. The scandal erupted on Friday June 25, 2021, and less than 24 hours later, it broke down. However, the Conservative MP has been at the forefront of the political and media scene since the start of the pandemic. After submitting his resignation, he made a point of apologizing publicly in a video shared on his Twitter account.
“I want to apologize once again for not having followed the recommendations, and apologize to my family and loved ones for putting them through [this scandal],” said Matt Hancock before adding that “[he] will continue [t] to support the government and the Prime Minister from the benches, so that [the United Kingdom] [is] able to emerge from this pandemic – whose end is very near now – and [to] rebuild, for the better “.
– Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) June 26, 2021
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Soon the 42-year-old former minister was replaced by 51-year-old Sajid Javid. He is the ex-finance minister of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A little over a year after having slammed the government door, unhappy with the conditions imposed on the exercise of his portfolio, he accepted this new role. He will have to carry out the missions and measures launched by his predecessor to enable all the British to return to their former lives as quickly as possible.
Matt Hancock © Panoramic