Hancock resignation was inevitable - Ed Davey
By Peter Dobbs
Reacting to the news that Matt Hancock has resigned as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:
"Matt Hancock's resignation was inevitable. You cannot be a rule maker and rule breaker. His hypocrisy undermined the efforts of millions of Brits who have made huge sacrifices to keep everyone safe throughout this pandemic.
"Just yesterday, the Prime Minister swiftly came to the conclusion that the matter was closed. He was wrong. His judgement is now seriously under question.
"When it comes to standards in public life, it is clear that Boris Johnson does not share the same values as the rest of us. From Covid rule breaking to bullying allegations, the Prime Minister has repeatedly looked the other way.
"Ultimately, Boris Johnson's judgement during this pandemic will be assessed at the public inquiry. If he wants to maintain the respect of the public, he should set it up immediately."