Chief whip Gavin Williamson has been likened to House of Cards' protagonist after giving his speech to the Conservative party conference today.
Attendees took to Twitter to draw comparisons with HoC's Francis Urquhart (or Underwood, depending on the version) after Williamson gave a slightly sinister speech, saying "I don't very much believe in the stick, but it's amazing what can be achieved with a sharpened carrot."
Gavin Williamson auditioning for the House of Cards remake: 'It's amazing what can be achieved with a sharpened carrot'— Robert Colvile (@rcolvile) October 4, 2017
Gavin Williamson overplaying the Francis Urquhart a bit too much there. #CPC2017— Malcolm McKenzie (@fourhourtarget) October 4, 2017
Gavin Williamson, chief whip and baby-faced operative, going for a bit of an edge in his Francis Urquhart impression here #cpc17— Sunder Katwala (@sundersays) October 4, 2017
Chief whip Gavin Williamson was describing last night how his pet tarantula can rear up and attack when it's in the wrong hands— Emily Ashton (@elashton) October 4, 2017
What will May's speech include? Investors seem pretty certain she will announce a energy price cap, but she's also likely to talk about the importance of party unity and vow to fight on.