Hugh Grant is certainly having a good few weeks in politics, coming off the back of suggesting to Steve Bray to play the Benny Hill music last week as Parliament descended into a complete farce not ever witnessed before.
This then led to one of the best news clips of the year so far:
This week Hugh Grant got to take perfect revenge on the new Education Secretary Andrea Jenkyns after being filmed giving the middle finger towards protesters outside Downing Street.
Although it is worse in this “a frozen moment in time” Tweet:
To make matters worse for full-blown Johnson loyalist Jenkyns, she made the gesture on her way to be appointed as education secretary. No wonder people like Piers Morgan are already calling for her to resign, after all this is hardly the behaviour one would expect from Wetherspoons staff having to deal with drunken yobs on a Saturday night, not that of the education minister.
The take on this surely ought to be related to the Logan Principles and Teacher Standards, especially the first bullet point.
We spoke with our newly appointed Editor-in-Chief Richard Hall, who is a retired head teacher for his views on the suitability of Jenkyns appointment and what he had to say on the matter.
“Teacher standards of professionalism are intended to make sure children have good role models to follow. Were a teacher to do in public what Ms Jenkyns did, it’s very likely they would be reported to the agency overseeing professionalism and subject to disciplinary action, which could lead to them being struck off.”
This Tweet of what was apparently a teachers assessment of the apology went viral and one can see why, they ripped her apology apart!
One would think that this would promote a full apology from Jenkyns, however instead she decided to play the victim which was not missed by commentators such as Deborah Meaden on Twitter.
So why did Hugh Grant get involved? For starters in case you are not aware, Hugh is well known for taking swipes at the current political establishment and this is not the first time that Hugh and Andrea have clashed.
Back in August 2019, Jenkyns wrote: “Blimey, what a great example to set for your children! Publicly swearing and talking of masturbation! #hero #not #ThrowingTeddiesOutOfThePram #BorisIsListeningToThePeople #BackBoris
This was in response to Grant telling Johnson on Twitter: “You will not f**k with my children’s future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend. F**k off you over-promoted rubber bath toy. Britain is revolted by you and you little gang of masturbatory prefects.”
Seems that Hugh hadn’t forgotten this and I think you will all agree that so far he has had the last laugh by sarcastically Tweeting “And congratulations on your new appointment. You seem great!”