Mone’s Covid lobbying ‘extraordinarily aggressive’, claims Hancock

The Conservative peer Michelle Mone made “extraordinarily aggressive” lobbying efforts on behalf of a company bidding to supply Covid tests during the pandemic, Matt Hancock has claimed in a serialisation of his diaries. The former health secretary claimed that Lady Mone made “wild accusations” about the procurement process, intimating that the company she was helping, … Read more

Covid campaigners fly banner over I’m a Celebrity camp criticising Matt Hancock

Campaigners flew a plane over the I’m a Celebrity …Get Me Out of Here! jungle with a message for the former health secretary Matt Hancock, which read: “Covid bereaved say get out of here!” The plane with a 10 metre (35ft) banner circled the Australian camp for two hours on Tuesday. It was organised by … Read more

As Matt Hancock faces more TV trials, his constituents face real-world problems

If he harboured any doubts about his decision, Matt Hancock gave little hint this week when challenged by a fellow I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! contestant about his decision to abandon his duties as an MP. “Rishi’s great. We’ll be fine,” came the breezy reply from the former Health Secretary as … Read more

Public will treat Matt Hancock like a toy, says reigning I’m a Celebrity champion

The reigning I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! champion, Danny Miller, has said Matt Hancock should expect the public to use him as a “toy” before voting him off the show. The actor, known for playing Aaron Livesy on the ITV soap Emmerdale, suggested viewers would want to mete out punishments to … Read more

UK’s Tories suspend ex-minister Matt Hancock over reality TV appearance | The Citizen

Britain’s ruling Conservative party on Tuesday suspended Matt Hancock, the former health minister during the coronavirus pandemic, for appearing on a reality TV show. The 44-year-old MP will be absent from parliament while he takes part in the latest series of ITV’s “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!” The show takes a group … Read more

Ex-vaccine head accuses Hancock of ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ behaviour in meeting

The leader of Britain’s successful Covid vaccination programme has accused Matt Hancock of aggressive political grandstanding during the pandemic that left her “stuck to the ceiling with fury”. Dame Kate Bingham, the head of the UK’s vaccine taskforce, said the former health secretary conducted an “extraordinary ambush” in a meeting in June 2020 and questioned … Read more