Toff Tories mock 'Sajid Chavid' for never attending the opera

Written by Staff on 5 April 2019 in Diary

To the shock of his well-heeled colleagues, the Tory heavyweight admitted he'd never attended the opera.

The Home Secretary was given the cruel name after he admitted he'd prefer to sit down and watch Star Trek than attend a performance of Tosca.

According to the Spectator, a whole host of Tory leadership hopefuls have been given fresh nicknames as the contest to replace Mrs May hots up.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been given the questionable title of 'Pure plasticine', while Michael Gove is known as 'Freakboots' and embattled Transport Secretary Chris Grayling the 'Leaden Lump'.

Your guess is as good as ours...

But Mr Javid's humble upbringing as the son of a bus driver has done little to dampen down the barbs from his colleagues who were dismayed to find he wasn't a regular patron of the Royal Opera House.

Instead, the cabinet heavy-hitter has admitted to having far blander tastes.

In a 2014 speech the then-culture secretary said: "I have a pretty mainstream cultural education. The kind millions of Britons will recognise. I like Star Trek. I like U2."

Surely if anything about Sajid's cultural proclivities is going to be toxic at the ballot box it will be a soft-spot for Bono.....

Share this page



Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

Westminster reels from Michael Gove's drug revelations - but what Rory Stewart did with a cactus will shock you
10 June 2019

The Tory leadership race has quickly descended into a battle to find out who has the biggest rap sheet - but Rory Stewart may have just beaten the lot.

He’s got no strings to hold him down: Boris Johnson gets his Disney doppelganger
5 June 2019

A new Deltapoll survey has given a unique insight into how voters view the candidates to be the next Prime Minister - and the results make for grim reading.