Tory leadership hopeful Dominic Raab has been roasted online for what viewers claimed was a rather awkward clip setting out his political ambitions for the UK.
The video, filmed in Parliament Square, sees the former Brexit secretary scanning the horizon before turning dramatically to face the camera, a move that sparked numerous head turns online.
Fairness is what I've been fighting for all my working life. Watch my new video setting out how I will campaign for a fairer Britain. pic.twitter.com/uhFEi9dqwS
— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) May 28, 2019
Raab starts his leadership pitch with the strange choreography before addressing the viewer, saying: “Fairness. For me that word means cutting taxes for the lowest paid.”
Twitter had a lot to say about the clip, and not much of it was very fair to Raab.
— Andy Wells (@MrAndyboy) May 28, 2019
— Liz Bates (@wizbates) May 28, 2019
Some were just plain mean:
With 11 Tory MPs having thrown their hats into the ring to become the next Prime Minister we can expect a lot more cringy moments before the UK’s next leader is chosen.
Yesterday the BBC revealed it will host TV debates for the Tory leadership contest.
Newsnight host and veteran presenter Emily Maitlis will moderate a debate between all 11 candidates before voting narrows down the number to just two frontrunners, who will face an audience of the general public in a special edition of Question Time, hosted by Fiona Bruce.
Sky News also plans to host a debate between Conservative leadership contenders in front of a live studio audience comprised of Tory voters.
James Cleverly, the junior minister for Brexit, is the latest Tory MP to view for party leadership, saying the Tories must “look new and sound different”, calling for a “complete refresh” of the party.
Meanwhile Boris Johnson faced the ire of health secretary and rival candidate Matt Hancock this morning, who referred to Johnson’s infamous alleged “f*** business” remark over Brexit, saying “to the people who say f*** business, I say f***, f*** business” in an interview with the Financial Times.