“If you believe the book, the vaccine is all down to him for backing it against all odds, treating anti-vaxxers with contempt and winning over a sceptical public.”
He is said to want it published just before the official Covid inquiry starts in the spring, according to the publication. It is also expected that he would praise Boris Johnson in an effort to get back to the cabinet following his resignation this year over the Gina Coladangelo scandal.
Reacting to the news, people were horrified and accused the former health secretary of profiting from tragedy. They also noted his scandals - like breaking his own social distancing rules - which don’t exactly show him in a How I Won the Covid War light.
Looking forward to the chapter where he discharges elderly people from hospital without COVID tests and sends them… https://t.co/6NZK1pqQkB
Campaign group Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice said:
“The fact that Matt Hancock thinks it’s appropriate for bereaved families to have to listen to his spin on their loved ones’ deaths, before the truth has come out via the inquiry, says it all about the attitude of the man who oversaw the ‘worst U.K. public health failure ever’.
The fact that Matt Hancock thinks it's appropriate for bereaved families to have to listen to his spin on their lov… https://t.co/xEy8fi7ReK
— Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK (@Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK)
While the Labour Party’s Angela Rayner called it “absolutely disgusting.”
“It is absolutely disgusting that Matt Hancock gets to put his spin on events - and his failures - for a bumper pay day before bereaved families get the truth about the government’s failures and mishandling of the pandemic in a public inquiry,” she said.
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