Joe Lycett trolls Liz Truss again after she’s named next PM: ‘Smashed it babe’
Joe Lycett has continued his satirical reign of terror after Liz Truss was confirmed as Britain’s next prime minister.
Lycett made the front page of the Daily Mail on Monday morning (5 September), hours before Truss was confirmed as the new Tory leader and incoming PM, over his sarcastic appearance on the BBC’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg.
After Truss was interviewed by Kuenssberg, Lycett left the host stunned by insisting that while left-wing voices might dismiss Truss as the “backwash of the available [Tory] MPs,” he would “never say that” because he is “incredibly right-wing”.
He continued his bit after Truss’ win was announced, excitedly congratulating her in a tweet so tongue-in-cheek he could have poked a hole through his lip.
“Yes [Liz Truss] absolutely smashed it babe!” he wrote, and fans revelled in the passive-aggression.
Some users took the chance to lambast the newly-appointed Conservative leader’s victory speech, in which she promised voting members that “we will deliver, we will deliver, we will deliver, and we will deliver a great victory for the Conservative Party in 2024.”
“I’m feeling like she will deliver,” one user wrote. “Maybe deliver some more and then deliver after that. Not sure what she’s delivering. But I’m guessing it will be like when a Royal Mail person pops a red card in the door, yet hasn’t actually knocked.”
I’ve invented a cocktail to mark the occasion. Please don’t try at home. Or in places. https://t.co/OdrL74AeRU
— Mark Bowsher (@MarkBowsherFilm) September 5, 2022
While many gleefully played along with Joe Lycett’s hilarious concept of being a Liz Truss supporter, the nihilism of having a Conservative leader who has failed to produce any plans on the cost of living crisis and has denied trans women are women seemed too overwhelming to fake.
It comes after Joe Lycett’s jabs at the Conservative party during a guest spot on Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg.
After Truss gave her only interview of the leadership race to Kuenssberg, Lycett was heard cheering on the soon-to-be prime minister.
He later explained, with an air of irony so thick you could barely see the coy grin forming on his face: “I know there’s been criticism in the The Mail on Sunday today about leftie liberal wokie comedians on the BBC. I’m actually very right wing and I love it. I thought she gave great clear answers. I know exactly what she’s up to.”
After the Mail dedicated its front page to criticising his appearance on the show, Lycett responded in a tweet, saying: “I’ll be off to the framers in the morning.”
Since then, right-wing outrage has been in full force over Lycett’s jokes. Daily Express political editor Sam Lister reportedly wrote an enraged piece calling out the British comedian for the television spot, calling him a “loose cannon comedian.”
Meanwhile, GB News commentator Darren Grimes tweeted his own outrage, saying: “The BBC offered us the opinions of comedian Joe Lycett and Emily Thornberry for the launch of their flagship political programme this morning. Riiiiiiiiight.”
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