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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 June 2021

Hopeless Hancock replaced

Tory ex-minister Matthew Hancock MP, photo Policy Exchange (Creative Commons)

Tory ex-minister Matthew Hancock MP, photo Policy Exchange (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

As soon as the prime minister announces his 'full confidence' in a government minister in a pickle, you know they're doomed.

And so it came to pass that the now former 'totally f.....g hopeless' health secretary, Matt Hancock, had to fall on his sword.

Of course, this is of little comfort to those thousands of families whose vulnerable relatives died unnecessarily from Covid-19 because Hancock discharged elderly patients from the NHS into the privately run care sector without testing them first.

And it doesn't exonerate Hancock and Johnson for dishing out lucrative PPE and other Covid-related public contracts to Tory party chums.

And who is going to replace TFH Hancock? None other than Mr Austerity himself, the ex-chancellor Sajid Javid.

But if the PM thinks this game of musical chairs will draw a line under this farrago then he should think again. The drubbing of the Tories in the former Tory stronghold of Chesham and Amersham shows that voters don't take kindly to being dumped on by a rotten government.

Johnson's only saving grace is that HM opposition - Labour's Keir Starmer - is also TFH!

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In The Socialist 30 June 2021:


What we think

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NHS

Fight to save our NHS

Royal London Hospital

Fight the health and care bill

Keep private hands off NHS patient data

We don't want a USA-style healthcare system


Railways

Post-pandemic railway battles loom

East Mids train guards strike


News

Stop the Channel 4 sell-off!

Hopeless Hancock replaced

Millionaires multiply during pandemic

Dalian Atkinson - police found guilty of killing ex-footballer


Biden police reform

Can Biden reform the police?


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Socialist candidate wins NIPSA general secretary election

Gateshead: Sacked electricians reinstated

Support Gary Clark for CWU executive

Support Sharon Graham for Unite general secretary

End bullying and victimisation at Oaks Park school

Unite members step up action against bullying Mungo's managers

Sandwell Leisure workers: No to 'fire and rehire'


International

The Israeli working class

German Greens: The image and reality


Campaigns

Protesters halt Nadia's eviction

Brighton: Moulsecoomb strike against academisation

York residents demand land for local community needs

Young Socialists march in London

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