Matt Hancock should be sacked for lying, says Dominic Cummings

Dominic Cummings giving evidence to the Joint science and technology and health and social care committee meeting said Matt Hancock should be sacked for lying to the public and fellow ministers up to 20 times, as he exposed a litany of government “failures” to tackle coronavirus.

Boris Johnson’s former top aide made incendiary allegations about how the pandemic was handled by politicians, officials and advisers in the first four months of 2020, and said it was like “lions led by donkeys” when he was questioned by two parliamentary committees on Wednesday.

Cummings singled out Hancock, saying he should have been fired for “at least 15 to 20 things – including lying to everybody on multiple occasions”, and said he suggested this to the prime minister, as did the then-cabinet secretary, Mark Sedwill.

Full story in The Guardian, 26 May 2021