Matt Hancock’s cringeworthy campaign video was pure Alan Partridge – 11 hilarious takedowns
We’ll never tire of seeing politicians promoting themselves or their ideas in badly misjudged pieces to camera – which is just as well, because there’s no way they’re going to stop doing it. One of the latest to produce a cringeworthy clip is the Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock. Here he is, setting off on the campaign trail out in the heart of Yorkshire.
Pre-dawn start visiting NHS upgrades across Yorkshire pic.twitter.com/FOv3u69ghH
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) November 8, 2019
Labour’s David Lammy got straight in with a fact check.
If it's pre-dawn, why is it light outside? https://t.co/VVBp1k0dGD
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) November 8, 2019
While Graham Lithgow thought the delivery seemed somewhat familiar.
I miss the days when Alan Partridge was merely a work of fiction.pic.twitter.com/rZ7HEL1IMq
— Graham Lithgow (@grahamlithgow) November 8, 2019
A lot of other people had things to say about the spectacle, including these.
Leaving the shot long enough for him to get in the car is 👌. https://t.co/J3SWbyHXnv
— Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) November 8, 2019
At this point I have to assume ‘Matt Hancock’ is actually some long running, Arts Council funded character piece? https://t.co/Iy3toig6ru
— Vinay Patel (@VinayPatel) November 9, 2019
This Sunday on BBC One, DCI HATT MANCOCK investigates a shocking, early morning murder. https://t.co/wUxGv1eIr0
— David (@PermaConfused) November 8, 2019
He’s as reassuring as a lean-to in typhoon, this lad: https://t.co/SgVrc7KvuN
— Shaun Keaveny (@shaunwkeaveny) November 8, 2019
love to drink my single use coffee cup and get into my 4×4 https://t.co/ejiHAvaNGF
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) November 8, 2019
There don’t appear to be any buildings nearby or any other vehicles. Where has he been? Where is he coming from? Has his driver stopped so he can have a wee? Is he holding a cup of hot wee? https://t.co/A9qajZduDb
— Dave Gorman (@DaveGorman) November 8, 2019