Energy Minister Greg Hands’ defence of Boris Johnson live on the BBC was interrupted by a protestor’s expletive-laden rant.
While Hands, the Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham, was giving an impromptu interview on his way to work, a man wearing a cap pushed ahead of reporters and directed a tirade of abuse towards the TV cameras.
As a gaggle of journalists, photographers and cameramen surrounded Hands, a reporter could be heard asking Hands: “Do you think Boris Johnson should still be Prime Minister?”
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Hands, who was elected as an MP in 2005, replied: “Yes, I do, because he is the Prime Minister and there’s no vacancy at the moment.”
And just at that moment that, the uninvited man barged into proceedings and seemed to make sweary references to Channel 4, Sky News and Johnson himself, while giving the camera his middle finger, before being pulled away from the politician.
A flustered Hands, who looked puzzled at the man’s intrusion, then said: “Alright. Can I just get to where I am trying to get to, please. Thanks.”
The protestor could then be heard shouting something else in Hands’ direction as he scurried off down the street.
A Twitter user who posted a clip of the altercation, writing: “Somebody with a lot of energy interrupted the Energy Minister.”
Hands also came in for criticism after defending his own decision not to resign from the government, saying: “Well I think the majority of the Government has not resigned, the majority of Government is carrying on and we will have to see what happens at the top, yeah.
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“I have got a job to do, to deliver on energy and climate change and that’s exactly what I am going to be carrying on doing.”
One critic responded on Twitter by commenting: “My MP Greg Hands is staying on to support Boris Johnson. In doing so he just lost the Chelsea and Fulham seat he currently represents.”
Another user added: “I’m sure you entered politics for all the right reasons, but your continuing support for Boris Johnson is going to taint your legacy.”
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