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Matt Hancock’s surprising comeback is quickly coming to an end as the United Nations withdraw a job offer

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Matt Hancock’s shamed job offer at the United Nations is WITHDRAWN just days after it was announced as his exile continues after he left government in disgrace

  • Matt Hancock was previously named as UN Special Representative for Africa
  • He would have advised African countries on economic recovery from Covid
  • He has now reportedly been removed from the post after backlash
  • It comes just months after Hancock stepped down in disgrace as health minister










Matt Hancock’s job offer at the United Nations has been withdrawn after a stir over his appointment as an adviser to African countries.

The former cabinet minister was tasked with helping the continent’s economies recover after the coronavirus pandemic.

But the unpaid job offer was withdrawn after criticism from leading figures from opposition parties in Africa and the UK.

A UN spokesman told UN news organization Pass Blue that Mr Hancock’s appointment has not been “completed”.

It was clear that he won the role thanks to Nimko Ali, an anti-FGM campaigner who is a close friend of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie.

Mr Hancock, who will remain an MP, was in shame forced to resign as health minister in June after violating social distancing guidelines by kissing a colleague.

CCTV footage showed him hugging Gina Coladangelo in his office at the Ministry of Health and Social Care.

Disgraced former health minister Matt Hancock took on the role of the United Nations just four months after his resignation from his government post (photo: Hancock walks with his former assistant and lover Gina Coladangelo). It has now been withdrawn

Hancock tweeted his reaction to being given the new role, which came just months after he resigned as health minister.

Hancock tweeted his reaction to being given the new role, which came just months after he resigned as health minister.

The father of three ended his 15-year marriage to wife Martha and has pursued a relationship with Miss Coladangelo, a former college friend who was also married and had three children.

In a letter of resignation to Mr Johnson, he said ministers “owe it to people who have sacrificed so much in this pandemic to be fair if we have let them down”.

Mr Hancock previously said he was honored to become a UN Special Representative on Financial Innovation and Climate Change.

He said: “I am delighted to join the UN Economic Commission for Africa in its impressive efforts to support Africa in strengthening its economic recovery from the pandemic and the sustainability of its development.

‘I think it’s very important to get this done… we share a vision of Africa as a long-term strategic partner.’

Mr Hancock was an economist with the Bank of England before going to parliament in 2010 and the UN Economic Commission for Africa said he had been awarded his new role “on the basis of his expertise in economic policy” and his ‘in-depth knowledge of government’.

Hancock also shared a photo of his letter of acceptance for the role of UN Special Representative on Financial Innovation and Climate Change

Hancock also shared a photo of his letter of acceptance for the role of UN Special Representative on Financial Innovation and Climate Change

The father of three ended his 15-year marriage to wife Martha and has pursued a relationship with Miss Coladangelo, a former college friend who was also married and had three children.

The father of three ended his 15-year marriage to wife Martha and has pursued a relationship with Miss Coladangelo, a former college friend who was also married and had three children.

His duties included encouraging investment in sustainable economic development by collaborating with organizations such as the IMF and the G20.

The UN said it would also be involved in the COP26 climate change conference to be held in Glasgow in three weeks.

dr. Vera Songwe, the UN Under-Secretary General who made the appointment, said: “His expertise and leadership will have immediate and long-lasting impact.”

In a letter to Mr Hancock posted on Twitter, she added: ‘Your success with the UK’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the acceleration of vaccines that has led the UK [to] moving faster towards economic recovery is a testament to the strengths you will bring to this role, along with your fiscal and monetary experience.”

Mr. Hancock was introduced to Dr. Songwe by Miss Ali, a government adviser in the fight against violence against women and girls.

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