Starmer set to take aim at Hancock’s trip down-under in Sunak showdown
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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will face the leader of the opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, in his second session of Prime Minister’s Questions at midday today. The Labour leader looks set to take aim at former Health Secretary Matt Hancock for announcing he is traveling to Australia for the reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! The announcement drew harsh criticism on Tuesday from the opposition and from within his own party. The news comes in a difficult period for the newly appointed Prime Minister who is also facing backlash for his reappointment of Suella Braverman to Home Secretary after security breaches.
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‘Totally crackers!’ Senior Tory warns Matt Hancock it is ‘wrong time’ to enter jungle
Ed Balls as said he thinks Matt Hancock is “totally crackers” to be taking part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The former shadow chancellor wished him good luck but said it is the “wrong place to do it from, the wrong time and the wrong programme.”
He added: “He’s lost the whip, Sunak the Prime Minister is clearly furious, his constituents are going to be up in arms. He’s been paid to do this while he’s also going to the jungle.
“I mean, look, to be fair, Boris Johnson was on a Caribbean beach two weeks ago and he’s a sitting MP. But you know, this is a different thing.
Good morning from London. I’m Tara Fair, I’ll be bringing you all the latest developments on Prime Minister’s Questions. Please feel free to get in touch with me as I work if you have a story or tips to share! Your thoughts are always welcome.
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