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Sat Jun 26, 2021, 01:32 PM

Hancock Resigns!

Had to happen. Surprised it did though cause this administration knows no shame. But good. Suppose the next question is who will replace him? For me, although Hunt did a job on the NHS when he was Secretary of State at least he knows the working - so should be him, but as a remainer unlikely I think.

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Reply Hancock Resigns! (Original post)
Soph0571 Jun 26 OP
T_i_B Jun 26 #1
Soph0571 Jun 26 #2
muriel_volestrangler Jun 26 #3
muriel_volestrangler Jun 26 #4
Soph0571 Jun 26 #5

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 01:37 PM

1. As much as I'm pleased Hancock has resigned

I can't discount the possibility that the Tories will dredge up somebody even worse to replace him. Chris Grayling perhaps? Or Jacob Rees-Mogg? Or maybe they might go full crony and appoint Dido Harding?

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Response to T_i_B (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 01:40 PM

2. Would they not have to appoint Dido to the House of Lords first? Although not unheard of!

Of course you are right, there are some awful possibilities. Although maybe Sajid might be brought back in now Cummings has gone? He might make a reasonable fist of it. Better than some of the alternatives.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 03:47 PM

3. She's already in the House of Lords

since 2014: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dido_Harding

I don't know if she'd do more damage as Heath Sec or NHS Chief Executive. Probably the latter, since it would be harder to force her to resign when the screw-ups start. Anyone with a religious turn of mind should pray she gets neither.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 04:14 PM

4. Good call on Sajid - so quick, you'd think Johnson already had him lined up

The former chancellor and home secretary Sajid Javid will replace Matt Hancock as health secretary, Downing Street has announced.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jun/26/matt-hancock-resigns-after-questions-over-relationship-with-aide

Yeah, could be worse, I suppose.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 05:30 PM

5. Have to say I patted myself on the back on that one! n/t

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