A Daily Star front page trashing Home Secretary Suella Braverman has been given a comedic shine thanks to an unlikely cameo.
Rishi Sunak was urged to sack the Tory minister after she accused police of “playing favorites” and being biased against left-wing protesters – days after she called pro-Palestinian demonstrations “hate marches” and said sleeping rough a “lifestyle choice”.
The Daily Star marked the latest outburst with a front page inspired by TV favorite Family Fortunes and showing a replica of long-serving former presenter Les Dennis with his arm around Braverman.
It said: “We asked 100 people who was the most batsh@t-crazy Home Secretary we’ve ever seen.” Our poll found…”
The splash was shared widely on social media.
The Daily Star’s political influence is somewhat underestimated. Yes, it’s mostly dogs who call time travelers or aliens. But that’s the paper of the salad. If they decide to get involved, it’s worth paying attention. https://t.co/ZeA3gAho6Z
– Emma Burnell (@EmmaBurnell_) November 9, 2023
In the rubble of a once half-sensible country – how did we get to the point where the Daily Star has by far the best view of current political events? pic.twitter.com/0oRG1kgBlF
— Dave Bradshaw 🇺🇦 (@djbradshaw64) November 9, 2023
As the headline gained traction, Dennis himself popped up on X, formerly known as Twitter, to join in the fun.
“I didn’t expect that!” he said, then added a variation of his famous catchphrase: “If she’s still there, I’ll give her the money myself.”
If she’s still there, I’ll give her the money myself
– Les Dennis (@LesDennis) November 10, 2023
It’s unclear whether Braverman will survive, although she appears poised to remain in office at least for the weekend.
On Friday, Downing Street said Rishi Sunak still had “full confidence” in Braverman despite her inflammatory comments.
Source : www.huffingtonpost.co.uk