In an appearance on the Twenty Minute VC podcast, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said he rises at 6am to do a Peloton workout soundtracked by Britney Spears, before often fasting until mid-morning at which point he indulges in a pain au chocolat, Gail’s cinnamon bun or a chocolate muffin.
There is often a lot of interest in famous figures’ morning routines. The first few hours of actor Mark Wahlberg’s day attracted widespread shock in 2018, when he told people he has breakfast at 3.15am and showers twice a day, to name but two of his cursed activities.
But while Sunak has been candid about his sweet tooth, other politicians keep their mornings shrouded in mystery.
Accused of being devoid of personality by pundits and gravity pulling him down in the polls, Starmer has a lot to contend with. So, we’d imagine he spends his morning searching the internet for hobbies he could pretend to have, to make him seem relatable to Ordinary Voters.
We all know that Liz Truss is devastated by Britain importing food from abroad - particularly cheese. Therefore, she probably wakes up in floods of tears before drinking a strong cup of British Tea.
Truss is a bit of a hun, we’d argue, so we wouldn’t be surprised if her exercise class of choice was Zumba or something like Bums and Tums.
6am: Rees-Mogg wakes up and opens his coffin and stretches and prepares for his day in Victorian London...sorry 2021 London, a puts on the clothes arranged for him by his nanny.
After asking his butler if he has received any telegrams during the night, the Minister/ elaborate piece of performance art reads up on the latest social and progressive movements of the days then decides he is voraciously opposed to all of them.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said she did not support England players taking the knee.PA Media
Priti Patel was recently papped wearing a jacket with “Home Secretary” emblazoned on it. So, she probably wakes up wearing ministerial pyjamas, has an egg with soldiers arranged to spell out the word ‘cabinet’ then gets ready for the day.
“Does everyone know I’m the Home Secretary yet?” she asks advisers who roll their eyes and nod.
In terms of exercise, running around the borders frothing about the number of immigrants entering the UK and chasing those who suggest her system is slightly problematic should take enough time to work up a sweat.
So there you have it. Leading politicians’ morning routines. Strictly in our imaginations, of course.