It’s been reported that the disgraced Matt Hancock has been approached by publisher Harper Collins to write a book about his experience as health secretary during the coronavirus pandemic, with an advance in the region of £100,000.
Interesting. Even more interesting is that Harper Collins is owned by Rupert Murdoch. The same Rupert Murdoch that met with Boris Johnson within 72 hours of his becoming Prime Minister. Subsequently the meetings with Murdoch have been incredibly frequent and are ongoing to this day. Murdoch is often accompanied by his disgraced sidekick Rebekah Brooks and also regularly meets with ministers such as Sunak, Patel and Rees-Mogg.
Stinks a bit, no?
UPDATE Harper Collins have now gone on record to say that this story is inaccurate, stating that they told the Daily Mail that they had not approached Hancock, but the Daily Mail* still published anyway. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
* There’s a reason that, in February 2017, the Daily Mail became the first source to be deprecated as an “unreliable source” for use as a reference on the English Wikipedia. What an accolade to own, huh?