The vomitus Hancock was on tv today. (Video at the end of the article).
Having been sacked for having a sexual encounter in his office at a time when everyone was being told to mask up and keep a 2 meter distance from everyone else, Hancock decided to head off in to the jungle and play at being a “celebrity”, whilst being paid by the taxpayer for being the “honourable” member of parliament for West Suffolk. You couldn’t make it up.
He wasn’t a celebrity, he was a disgraced English cabinet minister; he’s not honorable, indeed, quite the opposite. Imagine his kids having to watch him fondle his paramour’s ass.
He said at the time, by way of excuse for taking the time off, that he would donate a ‘substantial’ part of the £330,000 fee to charity.
Spoiler. He hasn’t. Instead he donated £10,000 which, out of £330,000, can hardly be called substantial.
He also wrote a book on his experiences, the “Pandemic Diaries” along with right wing journalist, Isabel Oakeshott, doubtless neglecting to mention the dubious contracts he handed out to various people including his local pub landlord and the family company. The book flopped.
According to the Mirror:
“Reviewers dubbed the move an exercise in self-justification and score settling, with the MP trying to engrave the statement that the successful UK vaccine rollout over Covid-19 was single-handedly his work. All of the disasters of the global pandemic, including the tragic handling of care home residents, were somebody else’s fault.
“The delayed restrictions were blamed on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, the terrible test and trace system was down to Public Health England and the failure to close UK borders was the fault of No 10. Comparing him to Alan Partridge, one reviewer said simply that ‘his ego got in the way’, adding: “Most people I speak to hate him.””
As my Granny would have said… “A’bdie’s oot o’ step bar oor Jock.”
So here he is justifying his small donation to charity with all the arrogance you’d associate with a ex-Tory ex-cabinet minister, but still, amazingly “the Right Honorable”.
I really wish that interviewers would use that style when interviewing these crooks and charlatans.