Matt Hancock is appearing in the Commons to answer questions regarding former aide Dominic Cumming’s evidence on the Government’s handling of the pandemic, with bombshell comments from Johnson’s ex-senior advisor.
Cummings even claimed that there was a ‘protective shield’ around care homes is ‘complete nonsense’
He came under some intense questions from fellow MPs today.
The Health Secretary told MPs “this pandemic isn’t over yet”, adding: “Our vaccination programme has reached 73% of the adult population, but that means that more than a quarter still haven’t been jabbed… 43% of adults have had both jabs, but that means that more than half are yet to get the fullest possible protection that two jabs gives.
“Yesterday we saw 3,180 new cases of coronavirus, the highest since April 12, but thanks to the power of vaccination, in which I have always believed, the link from cases to hospitalisations and to deaths is being severed.”
Labour MP Yasmin Querishi asked Hancock: “When will Boris Johnson & others be investigated by the police for alleged corporate manslaughter and why did we not follow the example of New Zealand who managed to control it with a minumum of deaths?”
Hancock simply replied: ‘no Mr Speaker.’
Yasmin Querishi – “When will Boris Johnson & others be investigated by the police for alleged corporate manslaughter….?” pic.twitter.com/WjDESCaQ5E— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) May 27, 2021
Matt Hancock then told the house that throughout the pandemic the government has been “straight with people.”
He also added “we have been straight with his house, about the challenges we as a nation face together.”
Matt Hancock – Throughout the pandemic the government has been “straight with people” 🤔 pic.twitter.com/YqdSreMyZz— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) May 27, 2021
Angela Rayner also asked Micheal Gove which claims, Dominic Cummings made yesterday, is he prepared to refute at the despatch box?
Michael Gove waffled but essentially didn’t refute any of them.
Angela Rayner – Which claims, Dominic Cummings made yesterday, is he prepared to refute at the despatch box?— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) May 27, 2021
Michael Gove – None pic.twitter.com/KPxcctOjLK
Peter Stefanovic tweeted: “The @CommonsSpeaker has just told MPs “Members should not state or imply other members are lying” Heaven help us.”