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):


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

Value our free and unique service?

LabourList has more readers than ever before - but we need your support. Our dedicated coverage of Labour's policies and personalities, internal debates, selections and elections relies on donations from our readers.

If you can support LabourList’s unique and free service then please click here.

To report anything from the comment section, please e-mail [email protected]
  • Pingback: Daybreak Host Slams Hancock’s Extra Half Hour In Bed - Guy Fawkes' blog()

  • 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 !


LabourList Daily Email

Everything Labour. Every weekday morning

Share with your friends