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Spicks & Specks Comedian Adam Hills On UK Election: “A Little Ridiculous”

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced an election in the pouring rain last month, without an umbrella, as protesters blasted “things can only get better”.

“Why did he have to stand in the bucketing rain?” asks comedian Adam Hills on The Briefing. Hills said the moment encapsulates a farcical past few years in UK Politics.

Comedian Adam Hills from ABC’s Spicks & Specks unpacks the UK election on The Briefing:

The United Kingdom will go to the polls for a general election on Thursday, July 4.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak‘s Conservative Party currently holds 345 seats in Parliament to Labour’s 206.

Polls have Labour’s Keir Starmer well in front and bookies have Labour at unbackable odds.

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Adam Hills said Sunak “comes across as a bit hopeless, like not knowing how to use his credit card at a service station.”

Previously we saw Boris Johnson attending birthday parties while everyone was supposed to be in COVID lockdowns.  

Former PM Liz Truss was famously outlasted by a slowly wilting head of lettuce, after a budget that briefly shattered the UK economy. 

“Sometimes when things turn against the Prime Minister, nothing will save them,” he said.

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