Hancock Mobbed by Labour Activists on Leeds Hospital Visit

Hancock was visiting the hospital in light of the reports dominating the news today of a boy with pneumonia having to sleep on the floor due to no free beds.

Labour are denying they paid for taxis to transport around 100 protestors to the hospital, however, the following Whatsapps sent to Guido disprove that:

The grotesque chaos of a Labour campaign hiring taxis to mob opponents…

mdi-timer 9th December 2019 @ 5:05 pm 9th Dec 2019 @ 5:05 pm mdi-comment Comments
Three MPs Forget Armistice Silence

The UK has just held its annual two-minute silence for Armistice Day; and as usual, some MPs forgot and carried on Tweeting.

Two MPs also Tweeted photos of poppies, which Guido will let go…

mdi-timer 11th November 2019 @ 11:17 am 11th Nov 2019 @ 11:17 am mdi-comment Comments
Caption Contest (Major Hancock Cricket Edition)

Major Hancock Cricket

What advice is Major giving young Hancock?

mdi-timer 14th July 2019 @ 9:08 pm 14th Jul 2019 @ 9:08 pm mdi-comment Comments
GMB Catch Matt Hancock Getting Frothy

Fresh from cheekily playing footage of Matt Hancock devouring a stroopwafel when he thought the cameras weren’t rolling, ITV’s Good Morning Britain have done it again to the unfortunate Health Secretary. This time they’ve caught him getting intimately involved with the froth on his cappuccino and sucking it off his finger. You’d think he would have learned not to have his breakfast in range of the GMB cameras by now…

mdi-timer 10th July 2019 @ 11:23 am 10th Jul 2019 @ 11:23 am mdi-comment Comments
Runners & Riders: Who Will Be the Next Chancellor?

The reward for Cabinet ministers backing one of the two candidates is much hoped for preferment. What they would prefer most of all is to become Chancellor. The bookies’ three leading contenders are Liz Truss, Sajid Javid and Matt Hancock.

Sajid Javid is the bookies’ favourite at 5/6, Boris has noticeably referenced the Saj a few times at hustings, perhaps more than any other. Saj clearly wants the job. He has Treasury and financial markets experience so his qualifications are clear. He also is a tax cutter and the expectations are that Boris will return to the traditional Tory vote winning strategy of cutting taxes. Guido has to agree with the punters that Saj looks likely except…

Liz Truss (4/1) really wants to be the first woman Chancellor.* In line for a promotion as the first Cabinet minister to come out for Boris, and a tireless defender of him in the media. After listening to her job application / speech at a recent Taxpayers’ Alliance event, Guido really wants her to be Chancellor too. She is the darling of Westminster wonks and free market think tanks. Boris could appoint her, she would definitely make headlines. When Guido teased her recently by addressing her as “Madam Chancellor” she seemed to have difficulty suppressing a frisson. Expectations are that she will actually get BEIS. #Liz4Biz

Matt Hancock (11/2) did work in the Treasury for Osborne, understands it, would be popular choice with Treasury mandarins – which is possibly a good reason not to give it to him. Given he is doing a good job at Health he should perhaps spend some more time doing that. His ambition is unlimited and unhidden. Since the NHS is on target to be the biggest spending department, there is an argument that if power is his thing he should stay where he is…

And if Hunt wins? Guido hasn’t really given that much thought…

*Maggie wanted the job too, she had to settle for PM.

mdi-timer 1st July 2019 @ 2:22 pm 1st Jul 2019 @ 2:22 pm mdi-comment Comments
Matt Hancock’s Resignation Statement

“I’m hugely grateful for the warm and enthusiastic support I’ve received throughout this campaign, and am proud of the way we managed to set the agenda by promoting new ideas to make people’s lives better.

“I ran as the candidate of the future, but the Party is understandably looking for a candidate for the unique circumstances we face right now. 

“I have therefore decided to withdraw from this contest, and I will look for the best way to advance the values we fought for, of free enterprise, and an open, aspirational, free society, underpinned by an optimistic belief in the value of each individual person. 

“I will talk to all the other candidates about how these values can be best taken forward.”

mdi-timer 14th June 2019 @ 11:05 am 14th Jun 2019 @ 11:05 am mdi-comment Comments
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