Larry and Paul’s ‘real daily briefing’ is two and a half minutes of satirical gold
You are probably familiar with the details of the government’s recent embarrassing u-turn on whether the PM and Chancellor would be taking part in a pilot that would have allowed them to ignore self-isolation rules.
The saga played out across a day, but Larry Budd and Paul Dunphy – @larryandpaul – have condensed it to two and a half very entertaining and informative minutes.
In case you missed it, there was a nod to this awkward incident.
Correcting a statistic I gave at the press conference today, 19 July. About 60% of hospitalisations from covid are not from double vaccinated people, rather 60% of hospitalisations from covid are currently from unvaccinated people.
— Sir Patrick Vallance (@uksciencechief) July 19, 2021
One YouTube user, named Nic, recalled the cost of the government’s underwhelming briefing room.
“I hope the set cost no less than £2.6m and was funded by a Russian firm. 😉”
When the duo shared the sketch on Twitter, it obviously hit the sweet spot.
— Jeff Cooper 🏴 (@j_cooper999) July 21, 2021
— Russ Jones (@RussInCheshire) July 21, 2021
— Chris Ord (@cord_chris) July 21, 2021
Brilliant as always @larryandpaul. I’m starting to think that No. 10 use your material as a boilerplate for the briefings. Can you confirm or deny? 🤣
Thank you for bringing a couple of minutes relief to the daily shower!
— PoliticallyHomeless 😷🏴🇪🇺🌍🔴 (@BrexitPhobe) July 21, 2021
— Karen George (@KimsSis) July 21, 2021
We suspect many people are tempted to go down this road.
— Nick Haw (@DrKiff) July 21, 2021