Esther McVey's 'staycation' video sparks anger and embarrassment

Greg Evans
Saturday 01 August 2020 07:00
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The Tory MP and Brexiteer, Esther McVey has been scolded on social media for an advert that she has released for the latest episode of her podcast, Blue Collar Conversations.

The episode, which focuses on people going on 'staycations' in the UK due to coronavirus is obviously a prevalent topic as more and more people will be staying in Britain this summer and avoiding trips abroad.

However, the way in which McVey has chosen to promote the podcast has caused both anger and embarrassment as it involves McVey talking about serious subjects like Covid-19, while she pretends to drive a car in front of green screen back drop.

Few would begrudge McVey from promoting her podcast but the mixed messaging of the advert and the arm movements that she is making while pretending to drive the car are unnatural to say the least.

While members of the British public are now allowed to travel to other destinations in the country and stay overnight in places like hotels and B & Bs, there are still health and safety restrictions in place, such as social distancing and wearing face coverings, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

At the time of writing parts of the UK have been forced back into lockdown as cases of coronavirus began to rise again. Earlier this week, Boris Johnson warned that a second wave of the virus was sweeping across Europe and was at risk of returning to the UK, whereas experts have accused the government of not doing enough to contain the disease.

Indy100 has contacted Esther McVey for comment.

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