CAN’T keep up with the huge number of government scandals? Don’t worry, here are today’s acts of parliamentary misconduct that the Tories won’t be accountable for.
Matt Hancock and NHS contracts
Reports of a company Matt Hancock has shares in winning two NHS contracts worth £300,000 won’t even feature in the ‘and finally’ section of the news, which will be about a cat that can ‘use’ an iPad. Curiously, Hancock’s Topwood company is dedicated to shredding documents. That’s not suspicious at all. Next.
The whole Greensill thing
There will be minimal fallout from this because it’s too boring to be gripping. People’s eyes will simply glide off the page as they try to read an expose about David Cameron lobbying for a firm he advises. Makes you long for simpler times, like when he put his knob in a pig’s mouth.
Priti Patel breaching human rights
A landmark court ruling which found that Priti Patel’s immigration detention centres breach human rights rules will pass unnoticed as Prince Philip’s funeral clogs up the media. Although for many people, this is exactly what they voted for, so hoorah for Priti for being even nastier than they had hoped.
Gove legalising gak
While this technically hasn’t happened yet, it’s only a matter of time until Gove legalises ching as long as you patriotically snort it off a Union Jack. The Tory party will then rally round and laugh off toothless questions about the whole affair from the handful of remaining state-approved journalists.
Boris Johnson approves the nuking of Scotland
A leaked phone call of Johnson giving Trident captains the green light to nuke Scotland will see his popularity soar in the next poll. Rather than being the prime minister’s political downfall, this horrific incident will be celebrated, or somehow get blamed on Keir Starmer. You’ll forget about it by tomorrow.