Just ten days after the Health Secretary kissed colleague Gina Colangelo he warned the British public to hug "carefully".

When Professor Neil Ferguson was caught visiting a lover during lockdown he backed police action against the government adviser. 

He told Scotland’s chief medical officer ‘the rules are for everyone’ after she left her area to take a trip to London and in September last year, he said people need to "be careful" and "sensible", and should only have sex with someone they’re in an "established relationship" with

A number of his Tory colleagues now want him to step down.