Coronavirus UK news LIVE – Matt Hancock to face MPs after Dominic Cummings attacked his ‘criminal’ handling of pandemic

MATT Hancock will face MPs and the media today after Dominic Cummings claimed he lied to colleagues – and should have been fired over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The ex No 10 aide yesterday insisted Boris did DID say he’d rather ‘let the bodies pile high’ rather than have third lockdown – and claimed ‘criminal’ Matt Hancock should’ve been fired at least 15 times

The health secretary did not comment on former No 10 aide Mr Cummings‘ explosive claims ahead of his Commons appearance this morning – telling reporters he was “just off to drive forward the vaccine programme” as he left his north-west London home.

During PMQs yesterday Mr Johnson slapped down claims he’d failed the nation after his ex-aide Dominic Cummings launched an extraordinary broadside at him over his Covid failings.

He told MPs: “I take full responsibility for everything that has happened. I am truly sorry for the suffering the people of this country experiences. But the government acted throughout with the intention to save lives, protect the NHS and in accordance with the best scientific advice.”

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