With Union Flag “Why am I not surprised?” James Cleverly cleverly diverts BBC viewers’ attention.

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With Union Flag “Why am I not surprised?” James Cleverly cleverly diverts BBC viewers’ attention.

The Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, James Cleverly, spoke to Louise Minchin on BBC Breakfast on Monday morning while standing in front of a Union Flag.

On Monday, Louise Minchin and Roger Johnson anchored BBC Breakfast, inviting Foreign Office Minister James Cleverly to discuss the current humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul. The unique feature of the Union Flag positioned behind the minister, however, distracted observers.

The interview was cleverly done in front of a distressed representation of the Union Flag.

Viewers on BBC Breakfast were perplexed by his unique style, and several rushed to Twitter to question his flag selection.

“Cleverly: pull my Union Flag canvas picture out of the skip…..,” one tweeted.

This morning, I’m on TV discussing b******s #BBCBreakfast.”

“Cleverly’s flag is an apt metaphor for the country’s current status. Another joked, “#bbcbreakfast.”

“What the s*****g hell is that behind James [email protected]?” wrote a third.

“James Cleverly on BBCBreakfast,” someone else said. He has the Union Flag behind him. Is the St Andrew’s cross black or white? Is it true that we’re all blacked out? “How come I’m not surprised?” says the narrator.

Another commented, “I’m not sure what hidden message @JamesCleverly’s Union Flag is aiming to get across #messy #BBCBreakfast.”

“#bbcbreakfast,” said a sixth. Has James Cleverly been cleaning the toilet with his flag?”

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