Sunak mocks Johnson, Truss and Hancock in speech to political journalists

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Rishi Sunak mocked his predecessors Liz Truss and Boris Johnsonas well as the former Secretary of Health Matt Hancockduring a speech to reporters Thursday evening.

THE Prime Minister was speaking at the Westminster Correspondents’ Dinner, a formal gathering of political journalists in central London.

The light-hearted after-dinner speech saw Mr Sunak take aim at his former boss, Mr Johnson, as well as the short-lived Prime Minister, Ms Truss.

Amid a series of gags about his own dress sense and Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer, Mr Sunak joked about karaoke sessions at the upcoming Conservative conference in Manchester.

He said: “I heard Nadine (Dorries) and Boris are doing Nothing Compares 2 U. Liz Truss is apparently covering Shaggy’s It Wasn’t Me.”

“I’m going to perform Elton John’s classic Tiny Dancer,” he added, joking about his own height.

In another jab at Ms Truss, Mr Sunak said: “It’s been quite a year in British politics. Almost a year has passed since what could euphemistically be called ‘the events that led to my becoming Prime Minister’.”

A few days after a speech by the former Prime Minister in which she defended her mandate, the current Prime Minister said he was happy to see the Conservative MP “thinking quietly… particularly about the question of who is to blame” .

The Prime Minister also joked about the former Secretary of State for Health, who lost the Tory whip over his appearance on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

M Hancocka regular user of social media app TikTok – who is expected to stand down at the next general election, also appeared on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Mr Sunak said: “Arguably looking back on this tumultuous year, no one has had a busier year than Matt Hancock. It’s hard to keep up – I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

“And that’s just one of the reasons why I’m so proud to have introduced the Online Safety Bill. It is designed to prevent the spread of harmful, malicious and outrageous content – ​​just like a 44-year-old former health secretary lip-syncing to a Barbie song on TikTok.

The Prime Minister ended his speech by paying tribute to the late BBC presenter. Georges Alagiahdied earlier this year at the age of 67 from bowel cancer after first being diagnosed in 2014.

He said: “I grew up watching George’s courageous and compassionate reporting on television. From the horrific genocide in Rwanda to Mandela’s hopeful years in South Africa. A brilliant and brilliant journalist, obviously a kind and humble man.

“He represented the best of this country’s long and noble journalistic tradition.”

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