Matt Hancock tried to make a modest re-entry into public life this afternoon in the House of Commons debate about the Government’s National Insurance hike. It didn’t go well. MailOnline has the details.
Matt Hancock was booed and heckled by fellow MPs this afternoon as he spoke in the House of Commons for the first time since resigning.
The disgraced former Health Secretary stood up to speak from the backbenches in Westminster in support of Boris Johnson during a debate on social care reform.
The 42 year-old Conservative was forced to quit the Cabinet on June 26th when CCTV from his Whitehall office was leaked of him kissing his married aide Gina Coladangelo in breach of his own COVID-19 social distancing guidance.
And today, he congratulated the Prime Minister following his statement on social care – which will see a £12 billion-a-year tax raid to address the funding crisis – and called for the sector to be integrated with health “properly”.
It comes after friends of the couple claimed over the weekend that Mr Hancock is pushing his “shattered” long-Covid hit wife Martha to “breaking point” with a list of break-up demands and is being a “complete a” to her.
Mr. Hancock was last week spotted on a romantic Alpine break with his new lover, with Mrs. Hancock left feeling “very low” at the family home while “desperately trying to keep it together” for their three children.
Worth reading in full.