Daily Mail

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.

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