Cummings saved some of his biggest punches for the long-discredited health secretary, Matt Hancock, saying Hancock lied repeatedly in meetings, had lost the confidence of the civil service, and should have been sacked early in the crisis. To quote Cummings: “I think the secretary of state for health should’ve been fired for at least 15, 20 things, including lying to everybody on multiple occasions in meeting after meeting in the Cabinet room and publicly”. Cummings alleged that BoJo decided not to sack Hancock “because we need a person to fire when the inquiry happens”. More
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