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.

28 thoughts on “HAVE A BUCKET HANDY…”

  1. Unbelievable how he can just sit there and deny any wrongdoing. It just seems to go eith the current job description for being a Tory minister – never apologise, never accept resonsibilty. shameless and dispicable (I could use other adjectives but might offend Munguin’s sensibilities)

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  2. The interviewer probably went to the same kind of school as Hancock, and you can’t betray a chum.

    Watch Cathy Newman of Ch4 interviewing Jeremy Hunt and you can see it is not exactly challenging – since both were at Charterhouse and Old Carthiusians know how to behave. Or when she interviews the Tory MP, Mr Tobias Elwood and she starts with , ” Hello, Tobias ….” He was subsequently allowed to speak unchallenged.

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    1. Actually, this was pretty good for Madeley.

      Normally he’s far too busy listening to his own voice to bother about answers from his guests.

      But far too many of them on all channels let politicians away with blethering crap.

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      1. Since the Tories suspended Hancock from the whip and with the right wing media having made him a laughing stock, Madeley probably thinks there is little career risk in challenging Hancock. After Jonathan Aitken was jailed people on the London papers who had lauded him in the past as a ‘Young Meteor’ were performatively nasty to him.

        Personally I think imprisonment was a salutory experience for Aitken and that he sincerely repented. He spoke at the Glasgow Philosophical Society about his experience and how most of the prisoners actually treated him with respect. It was a ‘warts and all’ presentation and his response to questions was humble. He received a long ovation at the end, from an audience not known for its Tory sympathies.

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        1. That, it would seem, is an example of prison working. So well done to the prison authorities in England and to Aitken himself for taking advantage.

          I read that he had “found god” in prison (although I thought it an unfortunate expression… I mean what was god doing in there?).

          Hancock is hugely unpopular so, yeah they probably feel they can have a go.

          It’s just that Madeley usually concentrates on talking rather than listening, no matter who his subject is.

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          1. I cannot remember if he said he had any religious belief before he entered prison. It is possible that he considered himself C of E, because that is what his parents were and whose services he had to attend while at school. Probably, he had a church wedding, as many of my avowedly atheist pals from school and university did. Chaplains are present in prisons and almost certainly he would have had some contact with one. In his early days of incarceration, when there was a possibility of him being assaulted, he was isolated and it is likely the chaplain would have been one of the contacts he had during that period. He reported that he was jeered on his arrival and during the early nights he was the butt of unpleasant humour. He also reported that being sentenced to prison had been a severe mental blow and he was in despair. He also realised during the trial that he had actually expected his daughter to lie in court until his wife pointed this out to him in no uncertain terms and very scathingly. So he was remorseful. In such circumstances many people seek comfort in religious faith. When he did begin to associate with other prisoners, the novelty of him being amongst them had worn off, and since the prisoners in that particular jail were not violent offenders, they spoke to him conversationally. As he gradually got to know some of them he realised that they were in many cases victims of circumstances – poorly educated, poverty in childhood, broken families, alcohol and drug abuse. Rather than the subhuman characterisation of them at Tory conferences, he came to the view that most of them should not be in prison and that prison was not doing anything particularly significant to help them. He spoke of prisoners being released having served their sentences, but were back inside within a few days. When they stepped out of jail there were seldom family or friends to meet them and they often had no address. But, the drug dealers were there and gang members, who cynically used their fragile mental state to start dealing for them and the police quickly nabbed them. Often, Aitken was asked to read letters to them and to write letters for them. Partly, this was to ingratiate himself, for fear of assault, but he realised they needed help and he helped them and he also pleaded for them with prison officers. So, I think he felt a genuine compassion for fellow humans in distress and it was this that reawakened his neglected Christianity. I think, too, he felt better about himself because he was unconditionally helping others. He accepted his guilt, had shown remorse and was trying to rehabilitate himself and regain self respect. I found his presentation moving despite my automatic visceral dislike of Tories.

            He has become a chaplain. I am not familiar with the various ranks within the Anglican Church so I do not know how senior his post is. But, I do not think he has used his social, school and university contacts to get status within the church.

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            1. Thanks Alasdair.

              In a way, then, prison worked for him.

              It’s a pity that so many in politics see it only as a punishment and not as an opportunity for rehabilitation. Because the revolving door that you speak of (and which I have seen with people in a couple of my jobs) just allows people to go on being used… and costs society in pain and money.


    1. Just wow, encore une fois.

      I’ve no idea why they can’t interview everyone like that… Nah, that’s not true. As Alasdair says, sometimes it’s personal connections, sometimes, I guess it’s some sort of political loyalty.

      Channel Four found out, when they crossed Johnson by replacing him with a block of ice, when he was, erm, too “busy” (some might say pissed) to do a debate, that it doesn’t do to show them up.

      I have a feeling that Hancock is so unpopular with everyone, Tories, tv presenters, the public in general, that it won’t upset anyone if they give him a hard time. Quite simply, no one likes him and no one will stand up for him.

      I think that these are the only possible reasons.

      I don’t have any experience of this programme because I don’t have a tv, but it would be interesting to see if the next lying politician they have on there gets the same treatment.

      Going back a few years Radio Four’s Today programme used to have presenters that would interviews like that. Sue McGregor, John Humphries. Indeed Tony Blair got such a hard time from Humphries that it is said that he refused to be interviewed by him in the thereafter. He certainly never was!

      I think that more recently Andrew Neil had a reputation for fairness across the parties and for taking no bull.

      Johnson also refused to do the interview with him before the last election after he gave both Corbyn and Sturgeon really hard interviews and completely washed the floor with Swinson. Then again it could just be that once again he was too…errrm, busy!

      I’m not sure where that quality of interviewer went.


      1. Does anyone know why he was on that show?

        Was it promotion for his book, which appears to have tanked in sales after a reasonable first week?

        If it was, I have the feeling that, yet again, something went wrong…


          1. He could always try seeing his constituents…

            Actually, that’s a thought. If he was your MP, and you had a problem that needed the attention of a parliamentarian, what on earth would you do?

            Imagine being stuck in the same room as him…


  3. Handcock was off his head in that film, he could barely stop himself from molesting the woman, look at his crotch, (or maybe don’t if you are squeamish), it’s disgusting. These lying drugged up to the nines troughers, taking from the public purse with their public schoolboy mentality, with no qualifications to be in positions of power, except having the ability to lie and fool enough people to vote for them, are not fit for office to say the least. The Ukok is run by a mafia and England has no opposition, it’s terrifying.
    Brexit Ukok, what a cesspit.

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    1. It is quite frightening that there is no notable opposition. Not one that would make much of a difference.

      They promise all manner of things, but almost undoubtedly won’t deliver.

      I’ve no faith in Starmer.

      He appears to me as Tory Lite.

      When I first saw that interview (long before the mauling his mistress in the office), I thought… Jeez, he knows he’s on camera, why is he being such a creep in front of everyone?

      She noticed it, changed her handbag to put it between them and moved a step away. But it must have been unnerving for her.

      People assume they are safe when there’s a tv camera on them.

      Can you imagine being alone with him without a tv camera?

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    1. LOL… Did he?

      I didn’t even catch a clip from that show.
      I’ve never watched “I’m a celebrity…”, but I have seen funny clips on social media. But I skipped them this time round.

      Such an off-put.

      He really doesn’t appear to have one redeeming feature.


  4. The odious little scrote claimed that he broke the guidelines but didn’t break the law.

    Not everyone agrees:

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    1. Well done, Adam Wagner.

      As several people on the thread suggest, he should be charged with breaking the law.

      Other people including the then PM and the now PM were, although the £50 fines would be nothing to Rich Boy and Johnson probably got someone else to pay it for him in return for a seat in the Lords.

      Still, the Met are probably too busy sorting out the criminals in their own ranks…

      Thanks from bringing that to our attention, Jake


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