An MP’s ovens became the internet’s hot topic – our 18 favourite burns
On Tuesday, Tory MP James Brokenshire achieved that pinacle of political ambition – a double-page spread on his kitchen in the Daily Mail.
I'm not saying British politics has ground to a halt, but today's Daily Mail has a double-page spread on James Brokenshire's kitchen pic.twitter.com/8NB1tcJ2ap
— Jack Blanchard (@Jack_Blanchard_) May 14, 2019
Whilst Amber Rudd may disapprove of him “parading” his wife, what got everybody else talking was his over-endowment in the oven department, with four of them. The matter might have died down, had he not stepped in to clarify matters and show off his baking skills.
— James Brokenshire (@JBrokenshire) May 14, 2019
There was a major problem with his hashtag.
there is a chance that James Brokenshire's ovens are being over-analysed but what cannot be denied is that this is a photograph of a politician, standing in front of four ovens, saying he's got two ovens. https://t.co/FMQb2GhaIT
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) May 14, 2019
Naturally, Twitter cooked up some jokes about the MP and his oven collection.
James Brokenshire: one oven
James Wokenshire: two ovens
James Bespokenshire: four ovens
— Samuel Thomas (@SamuelThomas92) May 14, 2019
Tory MPs are completely normal episode no. 4,325 🤦♂️https://t.co/UV3baWeIdw
— dave M ❄️ 🥕 (@davemacladd) May 14, 2019
— Will Black (@WillBlackWriter) May 14, 2019
I sympathise with James Brokenshire – he sees 4 ovens as 2 double ovens. I’m just the same – like when other people see an affair, I see a double wife.https://t.co/sxkDiR2Y7A
— Not Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) May 14, 2019
So much of modern conservatism believes that if you do well enough in life to afford 4 ovens, it’s through your own efforts – good things happen to the worthy – essentially a reworking of the doctrine of predestination.
Yes, I’m talking Calvin and Hobs.
— . (@twlldun) May 14, 2019
Don't know what people's problem with this is. I have 3 ovens, 2 fridges & 2 washing machines. Admittedly they're all in my front garden but still. https://t.co/1zNHBbraiG
— Phlegm Clandango (@Cain_Unable) May 14, 2019
Im a leftie, and I've managed to cook hot potatoes using 25% as many ovens.
And they say Tories are efficient. https://t.co/wJ3seR2Zu1
— Russ (@RussInCheshire) May 14, 2019
I'm not saying the UK Government is paralysed but the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government is making a Victoria sponge at 3.45 on a Tuesday. https://t.co/24Wp1tsf8G
— Gary Dunion (@garydunion) May 14, 2019
Think I've figured out why James Brokenshire needs 4 ovens pic.twitter.com/tPDDDM0QEl
— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) May 14, 2019