Tory MPs accused Matt Hancock of playing down the Government’s vaccination ambitions yesterday. The Health Secretary described the prospect of giving the jab to the most vulnerable by mid-February as a ‘best-case scenario’. Many of his parliamentary colleagues were not reassured by his comments to them over Zoom yesterday morning. One MP who referred to the call as ‘Hancock’s half-hour’ said: ‘He emphasised that the prospect of the vulnerable being vaccinated by mid-February was a best-case scenario. ‘It was heavily caveated. He set out plenty of reasons why it might not happen by then. ‘He left himself plenty of wriggle room. It was very much an aspiration and there were no guarantees. I fear that they have not got the vaccine in sufficient quantities. Pictured: Health Secretary Matt Hancock lead Downing Street on Tuesday after Boris Johnson set out further measures as part of a new lockdown in England. In a zoom call on Tuesday, Hancock failed to reassure fellow MPs of the country’s vaccine programme Slides presented at the briefing showed that one in 50 people in England are thought to be infected with coronavirus RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next This year’s GCSE and A Level exams are… Read full this story
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