Dear politicians, singing Barbie and Taylor Swift won’t make us forget all you’ve done

You’re not fooling anyone

Over the weekend we’ve been in absolute hell with politicians trying their hardest and failing to be funny and relatable.

Firstly, it turns out Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is actually a massive Swiftie after he turned up at a Taylor Swift themed SoulCycle spin class in LA. A TikToker said she was expecting Taylor herself to turn up after a load of security were present at the class but it actually turned out to be Rishi Sunak. Apparently two girls with British accents were seen going up to Rishi after the class and thanking him for his work. Yikes.

Then yesterday, Matt Hancock truly cursed us all by posting his rendition of “I’m Just Ken” from the Barbie movie on TikTok. What on earth is going on in the House of Commons??

And of course, no one is a bigger Taylor Swift fan than former Prime Minister Liz Truss who quoted Taylor in Parliament, walked out to her in her leadership hustings and posed like her biggest fan in a selfie on her Instagram.

But all of these are examples of UK politicians trying desperately to appear funny and ordinary so that people will forget about the state of the country and all the terrible things they’ve done. But actually, they just leave a bad taste in my mouth.

It makes them seem more out of touch with reality

Rishi Sunak might think that going to a Taylor Swift themed spin class or posing with his kids outside the Barbie movie makes him appealing to the younger voters but it makes me question why this is what he’s spending his time on whilst most of the country is in crisis.

We’re in the middle of a cost of living crisis where people are struggling to afford food or pay their bills and our Prime Minister is too busy pedalling away to “Shake it Off”. This man is literally the UK’s richest ever Prime Minister and sitting on a fortune of over £730 MILLION does he really think that liking a certain singer makes him in any way like us?

Singing along to Barbie won’t make me forget the things you’ve done

I don’t know if it’s just me, but Matt Hancock seems like he represents everything the Barbie movie is trying to fight. As Health Secretary, Matt Hancock broke his own social distancing rules during an affair with his aide Gina Coladangelo whilst people in care homes were dying alone.

I don’t know why he thinks singing along to Barbie on a beach or eating kangaroo balls on I’m A Celeb will make people forget everything he did wrong because it won’t.

Politicians will never be relatable

All of this stuff really does just leave a sour taste in the mouth. Whether it’s liking Taylor Swift or dressing up for the Barbie movie, it’s the same reason why Boris Johnson never brushed his hair or got stuck on a zipline. It’s a thinly veiled attempt at appearing like your average guy when, for Eton educated millionaires, this is never going to be the case.

Apart from the fact that it would be physically impossible for me to relate to any UK politician, I also simply don’t want to. I want to take you as serious as possible. When it comes to an election, we’re not voting for a new mate, we’re voting for a politician. Get off TikTok and go and run the country please, I beg.

So politicians, please stop trying to be cool and quirky and do your job. You really are not fooling anyone.

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