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Niall Horan accuses Health Secretary of ‘major howler’ over coronavirus response

The singer accused the politician of thinking he is ‘a lot more intelligent than he actually is’.

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Niall Horan posted his stinging criticism of Matt Hancock to his 39 million Twitter followers (Matt Crossick/PA)

Niall Horan posted his stinging criticism of Matt Hancock to his 39 million Twitter followers (Matt Crossick/PA)

Niall Horan posted his stinging criticism of Matt Hancock to his 39 million Twitter followers (Matt Crossick/PA)

Niall Horan has accused Health Secretary Matt Hancock of being “smug and slippery” despite having committed a “major howler” in his response to coronavirus.

The singer posted his stinging criticism of Matt Hancock to his 39 million Twitter followers.

He said: “I get the idea that Health Secretary Matt Hancock thinks he’s a lot more intelligent than he actually is.

“Always very smug and slippery.

“Excuse me but Matt you’ve had a major howler here and it’s about time you handed facts out instead of worrying about what the opposition thinks.”

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Horan labelled Mr Hancock ‘smug and slippery’ (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Horan labelled Mr Hancock ‘smug and slippery’ (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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Horan labelled Mr Hancock ‘smug and slippery’ (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Last month, Horan, 26, performed in the One World: Together At Home virtual concert, which celebrated frontline workers fighting the coronavirus crisis and raised money for the UN Foundation’s Covid-19 Response Fund.

He has also made a 100,000 euro (£88,478) donation to Alone, which is an Irish charity helping older people through the pandemic.

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