They probably anticipated dealing with some gaffes, but they didn't expect to have to tell a room of journalists that the prime minister's latest attempt at self-promotion didn't plug the work of a sex offender.
But this is exactly what happened when Sunak posted a video of him on Twitter, showing clips of him out and about and doing general prime ministerial stuff like hugging chancellor Jeremy Hunt and meeting members of his cabinet (but still making time to have a cup of tea and a biscuit), with a drumbeat soundtrack that sounded very similar to convicted paedophile Gary Glitter's song Rock & Roll Part 2.
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