NewsMocking Sunak: The recording tells the full story

Mocking Sunak: The recording tells the full story

Rishi Sunak
Rishi Sunak
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10:03 AM EST, November 25, 2023

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak became the subject of internet ridicule due to a video clip that quickly gained popularity online. The fragment suggested that Sunak was unable to properly use a hammer. However, the full recording, now published, shows otherwise - the prime minister was merely following the instructor's directions, as reported by "The Guardian".

Social media users caricatured Rishi Sunak for his "apparent difficulties in using a hammer" after he was instructed to use it sideways during a craft session he took while serving as the British Prime Minister.

Sunak was attending a jewelry forging lesson in Farsley, West Yorkshire, according to the British newspaper "The Guardian".

The clip spread like wildfire online. It shows Sunak using the hammer sideways, contradicting the traditional method. The Labour Party quickly chimed in to mock the premier with comments like, "A man who hammers the working people doesn't know how to use a hammer," as read in the group's post on the X service (formerly Twitter - editor's note).

The full recording sheds light on the situation

The full video, however, clarifies the unusual handling of the tool by the British prime minister. It shows a jeweler sitting next to Sunak, instructing him on how to use the hammer for this particular task. We also hear Sunak double-checking, asking, "from the side?", to which the instructing woman replies, "yes".

In response to the Labour Party's criticism, Richard Holden, the newly appointed leader of the Conservative Party, said, "He is the son of a pharmacist and a family doctor. If the Labour Party actually listened to the working people, rather than presuming they knew everything from their lofty London ivory towers, they wouldn't make ignorant blunders like this tweet."

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