Daily Mail

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.’

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