Rishi Sunak seems to think that Matt Hancock’s foray into reality TV is not “noble” because the former health minister did not prioritize “our voters and our country”.
The Prime Minister said he was “disappointed” when Mr. Hancock signed up to join I Am A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! because politicians should focus on solving the problems facing the country.
Mr Sunak was asked whether Mr Hancock’s appearance on the ITV show, where he had to take part in grisly trials, smeared politics.
“I think politics is at its best and should be quite noble indeed,” he told reporters accompanying him to the G20 summit in Bali.
“You have to earn people’s respect, don’t you. It is not given just because you are a politician…
“All members of Congress have a responsibility to do things that people respect and that is to serve your constituents really well, to make a difference for them in surgeries.
“That’s how you behave – people will do it in a slightly different way – but I think it’s important that we have our voters and our country and be at the forefront of what we do when we We travel every day. life.”
Mr. Sunak was told that his former Cabinet colleague appeared to be asking the public to forgive him during his trial in the woods.
Asked if Mr Hancock deserved their sympathy, Mr Sunak said: “I think the British public will decide for themselves.
“I was disappointed when he was on the show, as I said, and I think the crew leader was right to suspend the caning on him.”
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Mr Sunak added that MPs should focus on “debating and trying to solve” the many challenges facing the UK.
When asked if he watches the show that is watched by millions of people every night, he said: “Sadly no, no, I’m busy. I’ve barely seen my kids, or anyone else for that matter, in the past few weeks.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/sunak-suggests-hancocks-im-a-celeb-appearance-is-not-noble-42145761.html Sunak thinks Hancock’s I’m a Celebrity look isn’t ‘noble’