UK lauds Hugh Grant over criticism of ‘grafty’ Boris govt
Hollywood A-lister Hugh Grant has won over the support of UK locals who revere him as the modern-day Winston Churchill for his unfiltered disdain for Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the many allegations of corruption attached to his tenure.
Is the UK under state capture? – Hugh Grant thinks so
As reported by The Independent, the 60-year-old veteran actor ruffled feathers in British politics when he accused the Boris-led government of exploiting the pandemic “to enrich their friends and donors.”
Grant made these comments after a report was published linking a firm, Softcat Plc, to a number of dubious Covid-19 contracts to the tune of R332.4 million (£16.2 million).
Always heartwarming to watch this government exploit a pandemic to enrich their friends and donors. https://t.co/Uvxg5XavWI— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) March 23, 2021
Social media raves for Grant’s Boris comments
Grant’s great influence on social media gave these accusations against the government a lot of steam, drawing ire from anti-conservative supporters who made their voices heard.
A UK Cabinet spokesperson who spoke to the cited publication rubbished these claims, stating that due process was followed in awarding contracts to Softcat Plc.
“Non-Executive directors declare any relevant interest upon appointment, which are transparently published annually, and they follow the Code of Conduct for board members of public bodies. Their independent advice brings an external perspective to scrutinise the business of government and ensure value for taxpayers’ money,” they said.
These are some of the plaudits Grant received for shining a light on these shoddy shenanigans.
i accidentally had one (1) beer and now i’m on a Hugh Grant deep dive on google. i think i look like him. i think he’s my dad— Beth McColl (@imteddybless) March 24, 2021
Hugh Grant but he’s my dad.— Beth McColl (@imteddybless) March 25, 2021
27 Years Of Child Support Due Grant https://t.co/7A32x8GrYD
The difference between Hugh Grant and Boris Johnson is that Hugh Grant would pay for a cheap blowjob with his own money whereas Boris would find a way to charge it back to the taxpayer on expenses.— John Spiers 🪗 (@squeezyjohn) March 24, 2021
The Tories are using the pandemic to enrich their friends.— El Christo (@ElRaynerista) March 25, 2021
Hugh Grant's comments are facts, not an opinion. This shouldn't even be controversial. pic.twitter.com/oDy6NCBfyj