Boris Johnson has responded to Matt Hancock’s ‘affair’ with a statement and said that he has ‘accepted’ his apology.
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister told The Guardian: “You’ve seen the Health Secretary’s statement, so I would point you to that. I don’t really have anything further to add. The health secretary set out that he accepted he had breached the social distancing guidelines and he has apologised for that.
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“The Prime Minister has accepted the health secretary’s apology and considers the matter closed.”
When asked if the Prime Minister had full confidence in Hancock, the spokesperson replied: “Yes.”
The statement comes hours after Matt Hancock released his own to the press stating that he was ‘very sorry’ for letting people down.
It read: “I accept that I breached the social distancing guidance in these circumstances.
“I have let people down and am very sorry. I remain focused on working to get the country out of this pandemic, and would be grateful for privacy for my family on this personal matter.”
However, there are many people who don’t accept his apology and are calling for him to resign.
One person wrote on Twitter: “My brother went through diagnosis, surgery, and chemo alone. His wife had to wait in their car outside the hospital. His own mother couldn’t hug him. Hancock can take his apology and stick it.
“We have made SACRIFICES to keep people safe that has hurt deeply. Unimaginable trauma has been experienced. To keep my brother safe during the winter we had to keep away. At the moment we wanted to hold him closest. F**k that apology.
“His wife was outside the hospital for hours, in a freezing car with a blanket and thermos of tea. While her husband was having surgery for cancer. Replicate this by thousands. Fuming.”
Another added: “If we all do this and say ‘SORRY’ will that be okay as well? Just asking!”
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