Matt Hancock, the former
UK health secretary forced to resign after a scandal involving an extramarital breach of social distancing guidelines, may be set to write a book entitled How I Won the Covid War.
According to the Daily Mail, Hancock is in talks with HarperCollins for a blow-by-blow account of lockdown rows with ministers, aides, scientists and doctors. The paper suggests the former cabinet minister could be set for an advance of up to £100,000.
The Mail quoted Hancock as saying: “I have been approached to write a book, but no decisions have been made.”
Bereaved relatives of victims of the pandemic criticised Hancock, urging him to “have some humility”, the i reported. Lobby Akinnola, the spokesperson for Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice, told the paper that Hancock was “cashing in” on the tragedy.
“You’d think the health secretary who presided over one of the worst death tolls in the world would have some humility or seek to reflect on the many lives lost, rather than try and cash in on the tragedy,” Akinnola said.
“If he thinks he has ‘won the Covid war’, it’s hard not to feel like our loved ones were used as cannon fodder.”
Hancock stepped down from his role as health secretary in June after CCTV camera footage emerged of him in a clinch with a colleague in his office, in a breach of social distancing regulations.
Source : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2021/nov/13/covid-live-news-melbourne-vaccine-mandate-sparks-protest-boris-johnson-warns-of-storm-clouds-in-europe?page=with:block-618fca1c8f08f6be4a84f222263