Matt Hancock humiliated by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s son as joke spectacularly backfires

Matt Hancock endured a savage humiliation as he tried a joke about Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg – solely to be publicly confronted by the Brexiteer’s teenage son.

Giving a chat on the elite non-public college Eton the ex-Health Secretary took a punt by telling boys within the viewers his former Cabinet colleagues was not a great politician. But Mr Hancock was caught out when it turned out Sir Jacob’s son, Peter, was within the viewers – and was having none of it.

A diary extract in The Times stated Peter jumped to his dad’s defence, describing him as a “great man”. And Peter threw additional shade at Mr Hancock by pointedly reminding everybody that his dad “remained loyal to his wife”.

It stated: “This recieved its inevitable payback when questions were open to the floor and a thin bespectacled lad called Peter immediately strode out to the wicket and declared that his father was a great man in public and in private.

Mr Hancock told boys at Eton College that Sir Jacob was a bad politician

Mr Hancock informed boys at Eton College that Sir Jacob was a nasty politician
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“‘Especially,’ Mogg Minor added, ‘as he remained loyal to his wife’. Cue uproarious applause and rapid deflation of Hancock.” A good friend of Mr Hancock informed The Mirror: “Matt thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the sparring with some very impressive boys.”

Infamously Mr Hancock was pressured to resign from the Cabinet in 2021 after breaking his personal Covid guidelines. Video footage on the time emerged of him kissing and embracing his former aide Gina Coladangelo in his workplace on the Department of Health.

In a fraught trade on the Covid Inquiry in December, Mr Hancock was pressured to confess the scandal dented public adherence to lockdown guidelines. He stated: “Well, what I’d say is that the lesson for the future is very clear.

“And it is important that those who make the rules abide by them, and I resigned in order to take accountability for my failure to do.”

Mr Hancock, who was married on the time, went on to look on ITV present I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and SAS Who Dares Wins. He has introduced he will not be standing once more on the subsequent normal election.

He at the moment sits within the Commons as an unbiased after having the Tory whip withdrawn in 2022. He was criticised for travelling to Australia whereas Parliament was in session to participate in I’m A Celeb.