Matt Hancock is ‘considering a £100,000 book deal’ about how he ‘won’ Covid war but people wish he wasn’t

Matt Hancock is ‘considering a £100,000 book deal’ about how he ‘won’ Covid war but people wish he wasn’t

Matt Hancock is reportedly considering writing a book titled ‘How I Won The Covid War’ and people aren’t exactly rushing to Waterstones.

According to the Daily Mail,the former health secretary is said to be in talks with HarperCollins about the book, in which he would outline his “heroic” role in the pandemic, and he could even get an advance of around £100,000.

The publication reports he would lift the lid on conversations he had with aides, ministers, scientists and medics during the pandemic in the book. He would also hit back at Dominic Cummings who hasn’t exactly been his biggest advocate.

Speaking to the publication he said: “I have been approached to write a book, but no decisions have been made.”

A source added: “Matt paints a picture of a man burning the midnight oil night after night, staying cool under fire, saving the NHS and rising above petty Downing Street squabbles.

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“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.

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’.

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.

Unsurprisingly, there were also some pretty good memes:

The news also comes after Hancock landed - then unlanded - a job at the UN. He has also attempted comebacks by posting cringy viral videos and even getting involved with TikTok videos.

Whether comeback attempt 1000 or How I Won the Covid War sees the light of day remains to be seen.

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