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The Spectator Awards is an annual event hosted by the hard-right Spectator Magazine which brings together politicians and journalists from across the country to essentially celebrate their own collective incompetence – and last night’s event was almost certainly the most repulsive there’s ever been.
As one Twitter user succinctly put it:
“If you want to see the worst people in the world honouring the worst people in the world while the worst people in the world write about it, check out the
If you want to see the worst people in the world honouring the worst people in the world while the worst people in the world write about it, check out the #specawards hashtag.
— Dan Waddell (@danwaddell) November 28, 2018
The ‘highlight’ of last night’s event was the “Cabinet Resignation of the Year” award, which was jointly presented to former Brexit Secretaries Dominic Raab and David Davis, for their *hilarious* roles in completely cocking up Britain’s Brexit negotiations:
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) November 28, 2018
Unsurprisingly, many on Twitter didn’t share the same oblivious jollity as the Sun’s Political Editor:
Hilarious. Pissing around with people's livelihoods. I'm so glad it's all a game to them.
— Tom O'Connor (@twpoconnor) November 29, 2018
Everything that is wrong with the U.K. summarised in one picture
— Rob Tweed (@rtweed) November 29, 2018
— Ben (@barryheadwound) November 29, 2018
You know what this is? The two former Brexit minister @DominicRaab and @DavidDavisMP picking up ‘resignation of the year’ award at the #SpecAwards @spectator. Brexit ain’t a joke. Tory ministers have no shame. No moral compass. pic.twitter.com/yO2jypdV5C
— Jahangir(Jingy)Alom (@Jingstar) November 29, 2018
An award for cabinet resignations is quite something to begin with. But this? To some #Brexit seems to still be a joke. I wish all these people would have to walk in the shoes of someone #AlreadyNotFine They would not smirk like this after that. #SpecAwards https://t.co/HEEypLS767
— Prof Tanja Bueltmann (@cliodiaspora) November 29, 2018
If you ever wanted proof that the Westminster Bubble does actually exist and that politicians and journalists have no fucking clue how they are viewed just have a wee look at the #SpecAwards feed.
— Louise Hector (@louisehector) November 28, 2018
The state of this pair of cunts who’ve done as much as any Brexiter to to damage this country. The #SpecAwards appears to be an event for self-congratulatory right-twats to ignore their failures and pat each other on their evil, Tory backs. #Brexit https://t.co/tX6LHSI33v
— Paul Duerinckx (@drinckx) November 29, 2018
Yes, whilst ordinary people suffer the devastating consequences of the Tories’ collective incompetence, the government, joined by their mates in the media, literally just proved they think it’s all one big joke.
However, thankfully, some politicians did have the sense not to attend.
Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, was apparently awarded the title of “Politician of the Year” for the job of “selling Corbynism to the country“.
However, in true-Labour style, McDonnell rightly saw sense and refused to attend the repulsive event to collect it:
At least Britain has a few politicians left with morals, eh. Just a shame they’re not running the country. Yet.