Day 340 of the social distancing measures and I am ready to announce a clear winner of my award for the Most Annoying Zoom Background of Lockdown . A roll on the drums, please, for that bumptious self-promoter Grant Shapps , whose survival in ministerial office is one of the enduring mysteries of modern politics. (He's now the Transport Secretary, if you're wondering, entrusted with the nation's hopes of regaining the right to a foreign holiday sometime before the crack of doom.) Heaven knows, I try to be charitable in this column. But I defy even the kindest-hearted among us to look at the elaborately staged background to Mr Shapps's Zoom appearances from his home without thinking: 'Goodness, what a twerp!' Grant Shapps, pictured, appeared on Robert Peston’s ITV show with the British Civil Air Ensign emblazoned with the Union Flag, draped as usual from a floor-standing flagpole Take Wednesday night, when he appeared via Zoom on Robert Peston's ITV show. There he sat at the desk in his Hertfordshire study, with the British Civil Air Ensign, emblazoned with the Union Flag, draped as usual from a floor-standing flagpole beside him. I'll come to that in a minute. On the… Read full this story
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