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25th Jun 2021

Boris Johnson accepts Hancock’s apology for ‘kissing aide’ and ‘considers matter closed’

George McKay

Hands up who’s surprised?

In news that has shocked perhaps nobody at all, No. 10 have said that PM Boris Johnson has accepted health secretary Matt Hancock’s apology for breaking lockdown rules, and considers the matter closed.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said:

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.

The prime minister has accepted the Health Secretary’s apology and considers the matter closed.

When asked whether he had full confidence in Matt Hancock, the spokesperson said yes.

However, Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford said there are legitimate public interest questions which need to be answered regarding the images appearing to show Hancock kissing his aide.

Drakeford said: