The final straw: how appeal from 80 Tory MPs sealed Matt Hancock’s fate

According to the Telegraph, 80 Tory MPs complained about Matt Hancock to the whips’ office. 

Owl wonders whether Neil Parish and Simon Jupp were amongst them. It’s all a question of being on the right side of history. Though in this case Owl thinks the choice was pretty obvious.

By Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent www.telegraph.co.uk (Extract)

Matt Hancock resigned after being told that 80 Tory MPs had complained to the whips’ office that he had not quit over breaching lockdown rules with his mistress in his office.

Mr Hancock finally stood down on Saturday night, admitting that the news he had breached social distancing rules by kissing an aide in his Whitehall office had begun to “distract attention” from the Government’s response to Covid-19.

Separately, Mr Hancock is unlikely to accept the three-month pay-off  worth around £16,000 for resigning as a minister. Critics were already comparing it to the one per cent pay offer to nurses……

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