Matt ‘trolled by Treasury’
THE Treasury was last night accused of ‘trolling’ Matt Hancock over the publication of his WhatsApp messages by mocking up a ‘leak’ of their own texts about the Budget.
Less than two hours after Jeremy Hunt delivered his economic plan for the UK, the Treasury’s official Twitter account published a tongue-in-cheek video.
It showed a pretend group chat between Government ministries in which they shared Budget ideas.
The clip concludes with a fake message from No 10 featuring an animated image of the PM celebrating. Alongside the video, the Treasury posted on Twitter: ‘Breaking news: Spring Budget WhatsApp Files leaked. Share the scoop with your friends and family on WhatsApp.’
One social media user later wrote: ‘Hunt and the Treasury now trolling Matt Hancock on work’s time.’