Sajid Javid mocks Matt Hancock's affair with Gina Coladangelo

Sajid Javid mocks Matt Hancock's affair with Gina Coladangelo
Sajid Javid mocks Matt Hancock's affair with Gina Coladangelo

New Health Secretary Sajid Javid has taken a cheeky dig at Matt Hancock for getting caught having an affair on CCTV.  

Mr Javid, who replaced the disgraced MP last month over the scandal, joked about the infamous camera which captured his predecessor kissing and groping an aide.

Speaking at a local government conference today, Mr Javid said: 'I hope my camera is on... I mean the one on my laptop, not the one on the ceiling.'

He made the remark, which prompted nervous chuckles from the panel, from his new office at the Department of Health, where Mr Hancock and Gina Coladangelo were caught in the act. 

The footage, captured in early May but only published a fortnight ago, showed the former Health Secretary flagrantly flouting his own social distancing rules.

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Mr Hancock was forced to resign on June 28, three days after the video surfaced and made national headlines. 

The clip also sparked wider questions about national security, with many ministers revealing they were not aware they were under constant surveillance.  

Mr Javid has previously swiped at Mr Hancock, liking a meme on social media which suggested he installed the camera himself as a ploy to get the gig.

The former Chancellor and Home Secretary has since revealed the CCTV camera in the Department of Health has been disabled 'for security' purposes.

Not-so-subtle dig: The new Health Secretary giggles after taking a cheeky swipe at Matt Hancock for getting caught having an affair on CCTV

Not-so-subtle dig: The new Health Secretary giggles after taking a cheeky swipe at Matt Hancock for getting caught having an affair on CCTV

Deadpan: He made the remark with a completely straight face, prompting nervous chuckles from the panel (shown)

Deadpan: He made the remark with a completely straight face, prompting nervous chuckles from the panel (shown)

This is the image that forced Matt Hancock to resign

Mr Hancock said sorry for breaking social distancing and asked for 'privacy' for his family

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Caught in the act: This is the image that forced Matt Hancock to resign. It was captured in May, when it was still illegal to hug others

Mr Javid appeared to take a few more subtle jabs at Mr Hancock, claiming that he 'hadn't found it easy' watching the pandemic response 'from the sidelines'.

The five-time Cabinet minister, who was housing, communities and local government minister from 2016 to 2018, also pointed out that there hadn't been a health secretary that 'actually had experience in local government' in 100 years. 

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In a letter in The Lancet, the experts have demanded the Government reconsider its plan to abandon all restrictions in England this month, describing it as 'premature'.

They warned that going ahead with Freedom Day despite accepting there could be hundreds of thousands of infections each day is both 'unethical and illogical'.

Allowing Covid to rip through the country will leave 'hundreds of thousands with long-term illness and disability' due to the effects of the virus itself, as well as long

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