Oh no, not another Hancock leak!
AS mATT HANCoCk continues to belly-ache over his WhatsApp messages being leaked, former chancellor George osborne reveals the ex-health secretary was involved in another messaging mix-up on the eve of the 2007 Tory conference.
In The Spectator, osborne recalls that he intended to email his speech — outlining a huge rise in the inheritance tax threshold — to Hancock, who was then his chief of staff. Unfortunately it went a LibDem mP called mike Hancock. osborne writes: ‘If he had read his inbox and published it, our conference would have been a disaster not a triumph, and Gordon Brown would have called a general election rather than cancelling it.’
Given matt Hancock’s record, perhaps the message was safer going to mike after all.