Former Breakfast TV star Piers Morgan beat up Matt Hancock as “hopeless” for failing to quit resigning over a catalog of failures while serving as Health Secretary.
Piers, who stepped down from his role on ITV’s Good Morning Britain earlier this year, criticized Mr Hancock’s performance in the government’s top health role – from PPE and testing to nursing homes and the UK with the highest death toll in Europe, reports the mirror.
This comes after Mr Hancock was forced to stop because of pictures – and then a video – showing the Secretary of Health passionately hugging assistant Gina Coladangelo, 43, in Whitehall.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson declined calls to fire him and grieving families suggested it was a “slap in the face” for people who couldn’t hug their loved ones at funerals because of Covid guidance.
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Mr Hancock finally made a statement yesterday confirming that he would step down as Minister of Health: “The last thing I want is my private life to divert attention from the single-minded focus that is leading us out of this crisis.”
But Piers wasn’t impressed and went to Twitter to leave a comment.
He wrote: “Did not quit because of its pathetic neglect with PPE, testing and nursing homes that resulted in the UK having the worst Covid death toll in Europe.
“Quit because he was caught making out with his lover. Matt Hancock sums up a lot. As the Prime Minister said, ‘Totally hopeless.'”
Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha also hit Mr. Hancock, branding him “F *****” when she said her “heart breaks” for families of Covid victims.
Annoyed, she said, “I’m sure we are still expected to obey all the rules and make our teenagers obey all the rules and our kids obey all the rules while they condemned they break constantly.
“I don’t give a shit if someone from the government breaks a rule, it’s none of my business, I don’t care.
“But when the guy who stood on this podium week after week – with his face for family values and doing the right thing and the right message – groped someone he gave a contract to in his ministerial office and the prime minister.” comes out one more time and says I accept his apology and the case is now closed.
“Who the hell does Boris Johnson think he thinks we’ll accept that the case is closed? We had it with Dominic Cummings and it was too much, way too much, but to do it all over again …
“Boris 100% believes that he and his cabinet can do what they want as long as he comes out at the end and says, ‘This is now closed.'”