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Matt Hancock, the secretary of state for Health and Social Care, has made the cardinal error of going full Partridge. And you never go full Partridge.
In a bizarre video posted online, the Conservative MP is seen approaching the camera in a suit without a tie but, crucially, a poppy pinned to his lapel, holding a cup of coffee (calling to mind the infamous Boris Johnson video of recent times).
Hancock then stares down the lens and says:
It’s Yorkshire, it’s before seven in the morning, it’s raining and we’re ready to go.
Pre-dawn start visiting NHS upgrades across Yorkshire https://t.co/FOv3u69ghH — Matt Hancock (@Matt Hancock)
He proceeds to get into the car and shut the door behind him.
People, understandably, had thoughts.
Good luck finding them https://t.co/laBfqSNojA — John Crace (@John Crace)
Matt is keen to be boasting about doing things he finds hard:
— 0655 starts
Also, who is he ge… https://t.co/qZbhe2IDMj — a49 challenge (@a49 challenge)
Do you know what dawn is? https://t.co/cABd5NV8Jt — Paul O'154775961 (@Paul O'154775961)
We often given politicians too hard a time. They're the ones in the arena, while we watch and boo. And then a cabin… https://t.co/lv8zKmG2mW — Guy Walters (@Guy Walters)
Pictured, dawn or shortly thereafter, not "pre-dawn". https://t.co/ORo960ivyD — Dan Kaszeta (@Dan Kaszeta)
Leeds away. #ffc https://t.co/KjSVsDG1xJ — White Noise (@White Noise)
I miss the days when Alan Partridge was merely a work of fiction.
https://t.co/rZ7HEL1IMq — Graham Lithgow (@Graham Lithgow)
Matt doesn't have a Keep Cup either https://t.co/SqlcCnVFLq — Steph Lockhart-Franklin (@Steph Lockhart-Franklin)
#ge2019 content continues to stink. https://t.co/S3mpv1Iq9l — Richard Chambers (@Richard Chambers)
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