What does a former defence secretary do with free time? Put food on Instagram
British prime minister Theresa May sacked Gavin Williamson last week over an alleged leak of sensitive information. The fallout has featured smear allegations, whispers of a real, more personal reason for his dismissal, and some aspiring-influencer Instagram content from Williamson. Self-professed McDonald’s fan, and frequent ice cream sundae eater, Williamson returned to an old favourite to start funemployment, reflecting on the chasm between his planned dinner “with the US Defence Secretary at Lancaster House. Obviously things change and you just can’t beat a @mcdonalds.” No #sponsored tag in sight, but the broad smile, prominent placement of the burger giant’s logo, and slightly unnatural pose suggest Williamson has a bright future leaving inane emoji ‘comments’ beneath his peers’ snaps. And how to “round off a grim week with something wonderful?” Another ice cream sundae, of course. Perhaps it’s the polished aura of a quasi-official government ‘brand’ account interacting with a difficult personal time; perhaps it’s the resolute grin; whatever it is, the brand deals will be in any day now. Telecoms could be a place to start. [Instagram]
And in other news...
- Yoda loves whipped cod’s roe too, folks.
- Pie and mash shops continue to be squeezed out of London, with F. Cooke on Broadway Market making way after 100 years in the east end.
- London’s first entirely vegan fish and chip shop has flipped into a fried chicken restaurant. Sutton and Sons’ banana blossom ‘fish’ and chip shop is now Peck Peck, no longer basing things on plants. [Hot Dinners]
- Wellness juice bar and restaurant Crussh will lead the high street in putting the ‘truffle oil of drugs’ into your coffee. [MCA]
- Writing about ricotta isn’t a simple thing. [Rachel Eats]
- Will the unicorn crumpet make it on Instagram? [Metro]
- Good tweet:
The little space between two dividers containing my groceries is the closest i will ever come to the sensation of owning property— Crowsa Luxemburg (@quendergeer) May 7, 2019