Rishi Sunak vows to put EU laws 'through shredder' in new campaign ...
It is another day in the Tory leadership campaign, and Rishi Sunak's latest video saw EU laws being "shredded" - but social media users decided to shred him for the stunt.
In the minute-long clip, an unknown man channelled David Brent as he entered the "Brexit Delivery Department," (a sign made from folded-up paper stuck on the front of an office door) with a shredder in hand.
He dramatically slammed down boxes of papers titled "EU legislation," "EU bureaucracy," and "EU red tape" and paused to put his hands on his hips in discontent.
"Hmm," he said, and apparently one small shredder wasn't enough so upgraded to one at least triple the size and pushed the smaller one off the table because, as established, it's dramatic.
"In his first 100 days as prime minister, Rishi Sunak will review or repeal post-Brexit EU laws..." the text read on screen before it cut back to the man stretching as he geared up for the big shredding job.
All this while Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 - Ode to Joy played in the background - a rather interesting choice to use a German composer's music on the topic of Brexit.
\u201cA new Brexit delivery unit.\n\nReviewing every EU law on our statute book.\n\nStarting in my first 100 days. \n\nLet\u2019s keep Brexit safe\ud83d\udc47 #Ready4Rishi https://t.co/3cXn1rFhca\u201d
Comedian Tom Walker - otherwise known as political correspondent Jonathan Pie- referenced the current cost of living crisis the country is facing, with rising energy billswhen he tweeted: "How about keeping people warm this winter without financially ruining them?"
\u201cHow about keeping people warm this winter without financially ruining them?\u201d
Actor Con O'Neill also mentioned how "people are going to die this winter because of the fuel and cost of living crisis," and also brought up the "negligent governing" during the Covid pandemic.
He offered Sunak a new slogan, "keep citizens safe."
\u201cPeople are going to die this winter because of the fuel and cost of living crisis. Tens of thousands died unnecessarily during the covid crisis due to negligent governing. Perhaps ...just perhaps you should be trying to 'keep citizens safe' ?\n#ToryLeadershipFarce\u201d