Piers Morgan’s glorious takedown of Matt Hancock had everyone cheering (even people who don’t like Piers Morgan)
You’ll have seen by now the outrage over those rubbish food parcels being sent to the homes of children who qualify for free school meals.
Health secretary Matt Hancock was on ITV’s Good Morning Britain today where he was keen to point out that the company responsible had apologised and the government was putting it right.
He also said how glad he was that kids were getting free school meals. So Piers Morgan had a question for him. If the health secretary was so happy about it, why did he vote against free school meals?
And it’s the best two minutes you’ll watch today.
Matt Hancock – I'm really glad that we can send out free school meals when schools are out.
— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) January 13, 2021
Here’s the exchange in full (it’s even better written down).
Matt Hancock: ‘I’m really glad that we’re able to send out food for those who receive free school meals when schools are in and I’m really glad that we’re able to do that when schools are out.’
Piers Morgan: ‘If you’re that glad can I just ask you a difficult question. Why did you vote against it?’
MH: ‘Well I’m really glad we were able to put it into place.’
PH: ‘Yeah but if you’re that glad about being able to put it into place – again – why did you as health secretary vote against this?’
MH: ‘Well … because, erm, the reason that I’m glad now is because we’ve been able to sort that out and put it in place.’
PH: ‘The reason you’re glad now is because you got shamed into it. Let’s be honest – you got shamed into it by a young football player with a conscience, who managed to prick the conscience of you and the government. Do you regret now given how glad you are that it’s now happening, do you regret voting against it?
MH: ‘Well, of course I’m pleased that we’re making sure that during this lockdown … ‘
PH: ‘That wasn’t the question. I asked if you regretted … it’s a very important question, you wouldn’t have done it without Marcus Rashford campaigning. My question for you is, given how glad you are now that it’s happening, do you regret voting against it?
MH: ‘Well as I say I’m really glad that it’s happening now.’
PH: ‘But do you regret it, do you regret voting against it?’
MH: ‘I’ll put it this way, in the first lockdown we took this action and now as you say …’
PH: ‘Health secretary, you only have to say yes or no, whether you regret it. You either regret it or you don’t.’
MH: ‘I’m really glad that the situation’s been resolved.’
PH: ‘So you regret voting against it.’
MH: ‘I’m really glad it’s been resolved and we’ve sorted it out. I’m going to use my own words to describe my own feelings on this one.’
PH: ‘So you won’t answer the question.’
MH: ‘Well I’m answering the question and I’m really glad that we’ve sorted it.’
PH: ‘Well let’s hope going forward we don’t have to rely as we had to this week on Marcus Rashford to once agin expose the inequity of this system because these kids are in lockdown, they are suffering and they are hungry and they need proper support from you and the government.’
And here are just a few of the many things people were saying about it after the exchange went viral on Twitter.
Hancock absolutely destroyed here. https://t.co/e5ZbL7Yi2v
— Graeme Bandeira (@GraemeBandeira) January 13, 2021
If you have teeth, prepare to grind them now. https://t.co/pDz7TE8iMx
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) January 13, 2021
— Tom Oates (@toates_19) January 13, 2021
"Heartbreaking: the worst person you know just made a good point" https://t.co/Zmw8D5JtBU
— But doctor, I AM Bison Sexhorn (@Brainmage) January 13, 2021
“If you’re that glad why did you vote against it..you were shamed into it..do you regret voting against it now?”
The Health Secretary’s reply is shocking
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) January 13, 2021
What’s the word for agreeing and cheering on Piers Morgan when the concept of agreeing with Piers Morgan goes against all you’ve ever stood for?
— Rachel (@Raquelita_l) January 13, 2021
Hey Siri show me a slippery weasel pic.twitter.com/qK7vfEPkXM
— Olaf Falafel (@OFalafel) January 13, 2021
Just when I thought I couldn’t despise this government any more, they go and make me side with Piers Morgan.
— Jason (@NickMotown) January 13, 2021
YES OR NO, BITCH https://t.co/GFT1SLhnjH
— Katherine Ryan (@Kathbum) January 13, 2021
Much more of this & I’m going to start not hating Piers Morgan https://t.co/8OO97k56pJ
— (((Zoe Williams))) (@zoesqwilliams) January 13, 2021
It’s not the first time Morgan has held Hancock to account so comprehensively. Remember this from a few months back?
After a Gov’ boycott of 202 days @piersmorgan finally gets a chance to hammer squirming Health Secretary Matt Hancock with a charge sheet of failures in a rip roaring master class of how to hold a Gov’t to account #GMB pic.twitter.com/zFR1HhMNzY
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) November 16, 2020
Source Twitter @Haggis_UK