Matt Hancock is all anyone’s talking about today – 27 favourite responses
Matt Hancock is pretty much all anyone is talking about today after reports that he had an extra-marital affair with a close aide.
The Sun published pictures of the health secretary embracing Gina Coladangelo, who he made a non-executive director of the health department last year.
The government said Coladangelo’s appointment had been made ‘in the usual way’ and no rules had been broken.
Hancock wasn’t commenting at the time we wrote this. But plenty of other people were, as you might imagine, and here are 27 favourites.
How does Hancock have the time? I work from home and I can barely manage to walk the dog.
— Hugo Rifkind (@hugorifkind) June 25, 2021
A married minister hiring & shagging a mate is not about his ‘private life’. Any more than it is when a married mayor of London’s mistress trousers public funds & goes on foreign jollies paid for by mugs like you & me. They all know this, of course, even as they pretend not to.
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) June 25, 2021
Keen to know how *Boris Johnson* tells off anyone for irresponsible behaviour involving extra-marital activity.
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) June 25, 2021
[radio 4 thought for the day voice] and in a way, haven’t we all been fucked by Matt Hancock
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) June 25, 2021
Sorry but I shouldn’t have to see Matt Hancock snogging anyone ever
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) June 25, 2021
Eat out to help out pic.twitter.com/ctPZ2lzIMQ
— Jon Holmes (@jonholmes1) June 25, 2021
Look I'm the very last person on Earth to defend Matt Hancock… but where is The Sun's front page from when Boris Johnson's affair with Arcuri or his current wife, Carrie, were revealed? Why the selective moral outrage? pic.twitter.com/mIhhD6x7uN
— Otto English (@Otto_English) June 25, 2021
When you've got it, flaunt it. pic.twitter.com/mEVtsibALK
— trouteyes (@trouteyes) June 25, 2021
Parliamentary source: "Matt Hancock's new guidance: Hands. Face. Arse."
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) June 25, 2021
Matt Hancock’s private life is his business.
But when he spends taxpayer cash on hiring an old pal who he then has an affair with when he should be tackling the pandemic, it becomes ours. https://t.co/3MrxNUNWVE
— Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) June 25, 2021
the saddest part of the Matt Hancock affair story is that it's totally overshadowing One Britain One Nation Day
— Matthew Champion (@matthewchampion) June 25, 2021