Calls mount for embattled Health Secretary’s resignation after alleged affair with adviser - your views online

"He’s straight up made a mockery of the pandemic. To think we sit and listen to what guys like him are telling us to do.”

Saturday, 26th June 2021, 7:00 am
File photo dated 8/2/2021 of Matt Hancock who has declined to apologise after the High Court ruled the Government unlawfully failed to publish details of billions of pounds' worth of coronavirus-related contracts. The Health Secretary has faced calls for greater accountability after a judge said he did not publish redacted contracts in accordance with the transparency policy. Issue date: Sunday February 21, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus. Photo credit should read: Tolga Akmen/PA Wire
File photo dated 8/2/2021 of Matt Hancock who has declined to apologise after the High Court ruled the Government unlawfully failed to publish details of billions of pounds' worth of coronavirus-related contracts. The Health Secretary has faced calls for greater accountability after a judge said he did not publish redacted contracts in accordance with the transparency policy. Issue date: Sunday February 21, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus. Photo credit should read: Tolga Akmen/PA Wire

Matt Hancock

Calls mount for embattled Health Secretary’s resignation after alleged affair with adviser Gina Coladangelo

Estera Pyrek

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Breaching social distancing rules, having an affair when he's supposedly working so so hard and the most important thing, cheating on his wife and not giving a hoot. Have some decency and resign!

Nicholas Burns Cumming

Johnson's past isn't squeaky clean, so he won't criticise this behaviour. It's just more of Tory - 'the rules don't apply to us'.

John Burnett

The only thing he’s sorry for is getting caught. Get them out of government once and for all.

Peter Donoghue

The question is will he get the benefit of the Cummings principle or ruthlessly hounded out of his job like everyone else was?

Dean Clements

He’s straight up made a mockery of the pandemic. To think we sit and listen to what guys like him are telling us to do - you can ram your restrictions.

Nan Mcewan

He's sorry – sorry he's been caught.

Paul Thomson

I’d love to know how he can award government contracts to his friends without any scrutiny from anyone, but he has an affair and now his position is in jeopardy.

John Nelson

And he is telling all us to stay two metres apart, one rule for them and another for us.

Benjamin Paul

I’m sure he was just eating out to help out.

Leeanne CB

The fact they both chose to have an affair is their business. However, to hire and pay her with taxpayers funds to assist with the Covid programme is what’s galling. I mean the level of financial corruption is outstanding but it’s all being swept under the carpet as per usual. I do wonder what it will take for people to stop voting for these imbeciles.

Jane Bowie

Their private business. It's his political activity that affects us.

Frank Brown

He’s still got a bit to go to catch up with Boris.

Stephen Ball

It’s a job for the boys and one rule for them and another for us.

Jacques Georgie Aitch

Well, his affair certainly isn't secret anymore! Surely, they must know cameras are everywhere in Westminster. I'm surprised there aren't more graphic pictures of various explicit positions, if they're this careless! They're abusing their position in public office. That's a sackable offence. I feel sorry for his wife and young children.

Robert Bon

The Tories, including cabinet ministers, say he hasn’t broken any rules. I think the respective spouses would argue differently.

Sharon Simpson

If he can betray his wife and kids with that level of deceit, he can easily do that to the people he is “trying “ to protect. He’s got to go.

Calum Sarson

OK, Tory cabinet. Green light. You can officially do what you want. You're untouchable! First to get to homicide wins a third house in Cornwall.

Pauline McLaughlin

To the idiots saying who cares – did she have influence on the contracts that have been awarded? And it goes to his character – did she get her role because of the affair? Oeople should be bothered, that's why the UK is in such a mess, because people don't seem to care how corrupt or useless the government is. Perhaps he should have been concentrating on Covid – what a shower.

Gregor Armstrong

Hancock seems to get embroiled in scandal after scandal. He’s quite like Boris it seems. Don’t cheat – it’s not that hard.

David Johnston

A guest on Good Morning Britain said that Matt has done a fantastic job during the pandemic, like we should be grateful for over 150.000 deaths to Covid 19.

Adie Roebuck

Least of his sins, 127k people lost their lives due to incompetent Tory governance.

Smith C Karen

His integrity is absolutely in question, as is hers. But he is a UK government minister.

Mark Gibson

He really is an absolute liability.

Catherine Doyle

Is this what being active in politics means?

Adam Trotter

I'm confused as to how a non-director executive only earns £15K a year. Wonder how much her staff were paid!

Harry Allison

Can't even follow his own rules.