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Matt Hancock resigns: Dominic Cummings publishes damning assessment of new health secretary – as PM criticized for not sacking Hancock | Politics News

Matt Hancock has resigned as health secretary – but opposition politicians criticize the prime minister for not sacking him sooner.

Boris Johnson said on Friday that he had accepted Mr. Hancockapologized for breaking social distancing rules and considered the matter closed.

But after Mr. Hancock resigned on SaturdayMr Johnson was criticized for not firing him when reports of his failures surfaced.

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Mr. Hancock’s departure and the hiring of Sajid Javid as a replacement tried the former chief adviser to the prime minister Dominique cummings back on Twitter, where he has regularly posted damning assessments of the government’s response to the pandemic in recent weeks.

He suggested Mr Johnson’s wife Carrie Symonds played a role in the decision to hire Mr Javid as the new health secretary. Mr Javid resigned as chancellor in February 2020 – the culmination of weeks of reported tension between him and Mr Cummings, which was said to have been key to the subsequent appointment of Rishi Sunak.

Mr Cummings tweeted: “So Carrie appoints Saj! NB If I hadn’t gotten PM to fire Saj we would have had an HMT with unnecessary SoS / spads, no time off plan, total chaos instead of l ‘JOINT 10/11 team which was a great success.

“Saj = standard bog = chase headlines + failure = awful for the NHS. Need #RegimeChange.”

Earlier, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer led his …

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