Sajid Javid announced his most pressing priority will be ending the pandemic as quickly as possible and praised cheating Matt Hancock’s record in government after the discredited former minister was pictured ridiculing coronavirus restrictions.
Talking to the media for the first time since becoming Health Secretary, Sajid Javid said that he just wanted to begin by saying that he believed that Matt Hancock worked especially hard, he accomplished a lot, and he was certain he would have more to contribute in public life.
Sajid Javid said that he was honoured to take up the position and that he also knew that it came with tremendous responsibility and he would do everything that he could to make sure that he delivered for the nation.
He said that we are still in a pandemic and he wanted to see that come to an end as quickly as possible, and that will be his most immediate priority, to see that we can return to normal as quickly and as promptly as possible.
The former Chancellor of the Exchequer left government in February 2020 after Boris Johnson tried to sack his whole team and amid reports of a tumultuous relationship with former senior No 10 aide Dominic Cummings, who himself quit in November last year.
Sajid Javid has returned to the Prime Minister’s cabinet as an emergency replacement for Matt Hancock, who resigned as Health Secretary and left his wife, Martha of 15 years after a newspaper outlet splashed photographs of him kissing aide Gina Coladangelo in his ministerial office.
The Prime Minister faced a tsunami of calls to fire Matt Hancock from Labour and anti-lockdown Tories after photos and a video showed the disgraced ex-minister flouting the very restrictions he forced on millions of people throughout the pandemic.
Leading medics are warning Sajid Javid that he faces a baptism of fire in his new position and will need to be honest with the people over tackling a backlog of care and negotiate the resources that the NHS requires as continuous lockdowns push the health service to its limit.
British Medical Association council chairman Dr Chaand Negpaul said that BMA members were feeling exhausted after 15 months of this pandemic and that many have worked flat out without breaks.
Speaking to Sky News, the doctor added there were a recorded five-plus million patients on waiting lists, which didn’t include approximately 20 million patients who were not seen in outpatients clinics last year.
However, choosing Sajid Javid makes no sense at all because he has no understanding of the health system, but now he’s in charge of it.
Boris Johnson could have picked Nadim Zahawi who has been working with the NHS in the vaccine roll out or even Jeremy Hunt who’s had the position before, but Boris Johnson is terrified of upsetting his cabinet, so fell back on someone he previously sacked, which makes this government a sham, and our Prime Minister may as well be walking on stage with his pants falling down!
But then there appear to be several cabinet posts that are being recycled.
Sajid Javid said that the most immediate priority was ending the pandemic as soon as possible – so no one else could have done this, but he can – this speaks volumes about his intellect.
One Health Secretary wasn’t particularly bright and is now gone, and has been replaced with another who embarrassed himself with the first statement, and it might be funny, but I don’t think he could beat Matt Hancock.