Boris insists he has 'complete confidence' in Matt Hancock

Boris insists he has ‘complete confidencein Matt Hancock despite bombshell messages showing he branded the health secretary ‘f****** uselessat height of the pandemic

  • Boris Johnson voices ‘complete confidencein Matt Hancock after messages
  • Dominic Cummings has revealed private WhatsApps from the Prime Minister
  • Mr Hancock brushed off the criticism defended his handling of Covid response
  • ボリス・ジョンソン today insisted he has ‘completely confidence’ に マット・ハンコック as he tried to gloss over explosive messages branding the health secretary ‘f****** useless’.

    The PM played down the emergence of his private WhatsApps from the height of the pandemic in March and April last year.

    ドミニク・カミングス released the messages yesterday as he continues to wage war on his former colleagueswith Mr Hancock squarely in his crosshairs.

    The former No10 chief has said Mr Hancock should have been sacked multiple times for ‘lyingto ministers and officialssomething he flatly denies.

    And he he issues the WhatsApps in an effort to show that the premier had shared his opinion on Mr Hancock’s abilities.

    しかしながら, asked about the revelations on a visit to West Yorkshire this afternoon, ジョンソン氏は言った: ‘I have complete confidence in Matt and indeed all of the Government who have been dealing with Covid-19 during the pandemic.

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    ボリス・ジョンソン (正しい) today insisted he has ‘completely confidencein Matt Hancock (左) as he tried to gloss over explosive messages branding the health secretary ‘f****** useless

    In an exchange with Boris Johnson from March 27 last year Dominic Cummings criticised the Health Secretary over the failure to ramp up testing

    In an exchange with Boris Johnson from March 27 last year Dominic Cummings criticised the Health Secretary over the failure to ramp up testing

    四月に 27, Mr Johnson apparently messaged Mr Cummings to say that PPE was a 'disaster'

    四月に 27, Mr Johnson apparently messaged Mr Cummings to say that PPE was a ‘disaster

    Mr Cummings gave a brutal assessment of the performance of the government during an exchange of messages in April 2020

    Mr Cummings gave a brutal assessment of the performance of the government during an exchange of messages in April 2020

    In one exchange from March 27 昨年, Mr Cummings criticised the Health Secretary over the failure to ramp up testing. ジョンソン氏は答えた: ‘Totally f****** hopeless.He then tried to call his senior aide three times without managing to get through.

    Another from the same day saw Mr Cummings complain that the Department of Health had been turning down ventilators because ‘the price has been marked up’. ジョンソン氏は言った: ‘It’s Hancock. He has been hopeless.

    四月に 27, Mr Johnson apparently messaged Mr Cummings to say that PPE was a ‘disaster’, suggesting that Michael Gove should take charge instead.

    ‘I can’t think of anything except taking Hancock off and putting Gove on.

    Mr Cummings dropped the incendiary revelations in a lengthy post on the Substack blogging platform just minutes before PMQs.

    It included vicious passages condemning Mr Johnson for ‘telling rambling stories and jokesinstead of chairing crucial meetings properly, and a claim that the PM is intending to quit in order to ‘make moneyrather than serving a full term if he wins the next election.

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    ドミニク・カミングス (写真) has branded Mr Johnson a ‘gaffe machinewho is ‘clueless about policy and government

    The latest attack came during a long tirade against media pundits and their inability to analyse politics properly

    The latest attack came during a long tirade against media pundits and their inability to analyse politics properly

    The maverick former aide unleashed another salvo at the PM today he revealed that he prevented him doing intense interviews during the 2019 選挙運動.

    The latest attack came during a long tirade against media pundits and their inability to analyse politics properly.

    Mr Cummings highlighted the refusal to put Mr Johnson up for an interview with Andrew Neil, then a feared BBC interrogator and now working for GBニュース.

    The snub caused anger at the time with the premier accused of dodging scrutiny, while Jeremy Corbyn did agree to a grilling.

    But Mr Cummings mocked the idea that it was a ‘huge campaign blunder’.

    ‘Why the f*** wd be put a gaffe machine clueless about policy & government up to be grilled for ages, upside=0 for what?!’ 彼が書きました.

    ‘This is not a hard decisionPundits don’t understand comms, power or management. Tune out!’

    Asked if the PM was a ‘gaffe machine’, a Downing Street spokesman said: ‘This is not a characterisation that we would accept.