Matt Hancock reportedly told lawyers he should have legal immunity over his department’s failure to protect care home residents just days before his WhatsApp messages during the time were leaked to the public. The former Health Secretary is alleged to have told lawyers the entire Government should be held responsible and that he should be exempt from blame.
Mr Hancock tried to argue against the idea that the head of a Government department should be held responsible for the actions of that department, and argued that an attempt to do would be merely out of “chasing tabloid headlines.”
The comments were made in a talk over his book, the Pandemic Diaries, the Mirror reports.
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