A fake Alan Sugar takes on the Tories in this satirical reimagining of The Apprentice
A fake Alan Sugar takes on the Tories in this satirical reimagining of The Apprentice
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Infighting, ruthless ambition and the occasional “batsh*t” idea – one could argue that there’s not much difference between government and a typical series of The Apprentice.

Certainly Americans seem to have thought so, hiring the host of their own version of the series as president of the US.

Without lingering on how that’s turned out, let’s turn back to Britain – where, instead of handing Lord Alan Sugar the keys to Downing Street, we’ve merely resorted to mocking up our current politicians as Apprentice contestants with funny voices.

The comedy sketch – created by the person behind the parody Michael Gove Twitter account and freelance art director Benjamin Harvey – sees a stellar cast including the likes of Boris Johnson, Anne Widdecombe and Matt Hancock aka “West Suffolk’s answer to Elon Musk” battle it out over the task of keeping the UK as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic.

See for yourself below how well “Team Net Worth” and “Team Excess Mortality” got on...

Spending £22bn on a much-criticised Test and Trace system and unlawfully handing out multimillion contracts for PPE? At least it’s only satire ... right?

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