Boris and Hancock facingcourt challenge
BORIS Johnson and Matt Hancock could be taken to court over issues linked to the test and trace scheme.
The PM faces questions over appointing Tory peer Dido
Harding – in charge of the programme – as head of the new National Institute of Health Protection.
And Health Secretary Mr Hancock is facing action after scammers accessed details of pub and restaurant customers using test and trace. The actions have been taken by campaign groups the Runnymede Trust and the Good Law Project. They claim breach of equality laws because the NIHP post and another key role were not advertised.
Barrister Jolyon Maugham, director of Good Law, said: “Appointments seem to be about who you know rather than what you know.” And Dr Halima Begum, of Runnymede Trust, said: “They were unfair to those born without a silver spoon in their mouth.” Legal papers claim the PM is responsible for two breaches of the Equality Act 2010. He has until November 11 to respond or face action in the courts.
A spokesman for No10 said they would not comment on any “pending or ongoing litigation”.
SCAMMED Mr Hancock