Piers Morgan demands Matt Hancock's resignation as he appears on Good Morning Britain after No10's 200-day 'boycott'

PIERS Morgan has demanded Matt Hancock's resignation as he appears on Good Morning Britain after No10's 200-day boycott of the show.

The GMB host laid into the Health Secretary of the Government's "charge sheet" of failures while ministers were banned from facing up to Piers for questioning.

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Mr Hancock denied there was an official boycott, saying: "I said I would come on as soon as the diaries allow".

Piers pointed the finger at ex-communications boss at Downing Street Lee Cain, who left dramatically last week with Dominic Cummings, as the mastermind of banning ministers from GMB.

Piers said: "The 201-day government boycott on GMB has been dramatically ended.

"It is of course completely unconnected to the removal of the chicken guy, Lee Cain, who led the boycott.

"That will be the last we see of the miserable boneheaded little twerp. Lee, you picked the wrong fight buddy. He's gone."

Susanna followed on, saying "He was followed out of Downing Street."

But was swiftly interrupted by Piers: "By another boneheaded little twerp, Dominic Cummings."

Mr Hancock said he came back onto GMB "as soon as diaries allowed".

After more than 200 days of not having a minister to interrogate, Piers read out the full "charge sheet" of failures during the coronavirus crisis – including the inability to ensure there were enough tests available.

The GMB host said the testing policy was "still a complete shambles".

Piers stormed: "Given that we now have over 50k deaths in this country which is the worth death toll in this country why are you still Health Secretary? Why haven't you handed in your resignation?

"There have been a constant series of Government failures and U-turns over this year, are you prepared to admit (to that)?"

Mr Hancock defended the testing policy, saying mass testing would be mobilised to let family and friends visit residents in care homes by Christmas.

He said he was focussed on "getting people out of this, so we can get things back to as normal as possible."

 

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