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The scandal that forced the resignation of the British health minister


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Matt Hancock con Gina Coladangelo

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Former Health Minister Matt Hancock is reportedly in a serious relationship with Gina Coladangelo.

UK Health Minister Matt Hancock, who was in office for three years and at the forefront of the government’s strategy against the coronavirus, resigned after a scandal that made headlines in recent days.

The source of the scandal was some photographs and a video published by the British newspaper The Sun showing Hancock with his assistant Gina Coladangelo (both married and with children) hugging and kissing within the Department of Health, supposedly on May 6.

The images caused outrage among both Conservative government and Labor opposition MPs, as well as the public, who demanded his head.

However, Hancock was forced to resign not because of his extramarital affairs with Mrs. Coladangelo, but, as BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg points out, because of “hypocrisy.”


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