Tory MP Matt Hancock slammed by Daybreak presenter over “nonsense” excuse for missing interview

11th January, 2013 10:20 am

There has been much amusement over the past 24 hours at the expense of Tory MP Matt Hancock, who overslept yesterday and missed his chance to bash those on benefits on “Daybreak”. Perhaps Mr Hancock wouldn’t be quite such a ripe candidate for such amusement if he didn’t compare himself to Churchill, Pitt and Disraelidemand a chauffeur driven car and throw a wobbler over his official photo.

Yet his excuse that he was only a minute late to appear on air has been thoroughly debunked this morning by Daybreak presenter Matt Barbet. Here are his tweets on the subject (read from the bottom up):

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It’s not the mistake that gets you into trouble – it’s the cover up…

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  • trotters1957

    “Whilst millions of hard working striving families were out working, Hancock was shirking his job lying in bed etc etc,” qouted Sir Tufton Bufton MP for Kensington and Portjug.

  • billbat

    Now if it had been Schapps he would have claimed that he was late after being abducted by Aliens. Hancock has just not got any imagination.

  • franwhi

    If you’re on benefit and turn up late to sign on you’ re docked a week’s money. Just saying !

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