4 Mar 2023

‘How bad are the pics?’ – More Matt Hancock messages released


“How bad are the pics?” That was the Whatsapp message from former Health Secretary Matt Hancock when he found out that a photo of him kissing his aide in his office was about to hit the front pages – and one of the latest of his messages to be published by the Telegraph today.

The leaked chats also show Mr Hancock’s doubts about whether the Eat Out to Help out scheme, the brainchild of then-Chancellor Rishi Sunak, was helping to spread the virus.