Hip Priest wrote:The affair itself is obviously irrelevant here, these things happen to many people.(Evening Mr. Johnson). But if you are Secretary of State for Health in a pandemic you had better make sure you don't get caught if you're going to be shagging your assistant on a regular basis.
His actions made his position completely untenable and he had to go. He finally even told you that himself tonight.
Ye completely agree with this, he can do what he likes in his personal life but if you get caught, hold your hands up and move aside. Says a lot that Johnson wanted to keep him on - didn't want to appease 'mob rule' by all accounts. The government does need to have some standards of behaviour though, no matter how hard they're trying to avoid it.
Javid a bit of an odd choice in my view, would have thought a junior health minister who had been closer to the pandemic response would have made more sense - someone like Helen Whately.
What do i know though, they're all shysters at the end of the day.