‘Is it huge or is Priti Patel just very small?’: Home Secretary’s GIANT mug causes a stir on Twitter – just days after Rishi Sunak showed off his own £180 ‘smart’ coffee cup
- Priti Patel was seen drinking out of an enormous mug during a remote hearing
- Twitter users ridiculed the Home Secretary choice of cup, calling it a ‘tankard’
- This comes after Rishi Sunak showed off his own expensive coffee cup last week
Priti Patel’s enormous mug has caused a stir on Twitter just days after Rishi Sunak showed off his own £180 ‘smart’ coffee cup.
The Home Secretary sparked a social media frenzy after she was pictured drinking out of a massive vessel during the Home Affairs Committee remote hearing today.
It comes just a week after the Chancellor was photographed with his £180 ‘smart’ mug – an expensive gift from his wife – as he prepared his coronavirus mini-budget.
Priti Patel was seen on video during the Home Affairs Committee remote hearing drinking out of a huge London-themed coffee mug (above)
The sheer size of the Home Secretary’s mug caught attention on Twitter, as people called it a ‘tankard’ and joked that it was nearly the same size as her
Ms Patel was seen sipping from her oversized cup, which was London-themed and decorated with guards, crowns and the Union Flag.
One Twitter user joked: ‘I don’t think we can rule out the possibility that the mug is normal sized and Priti Patel is just very small.’
Journalist John Rentoul shared the picture, saying: ‘Priti Patel has the biggest mug yet seen in a select committee remote hearing.’
Other Twitter users quipped that the cup was ‘exactly the same height as Priti’.
People continued to ridicule her choice of mug, with one person calling it a ‘tankard’.
People took to Twitter to ridicule Priti Patel’s choice of mug, with some users quipping that the mug was not, in fact, extremely large, but the Home Secretary was ‘just very small’
Chancellor Rishi Sunak, 40, posed with an expensive £180 smart mug for his pre-Budget photograph last week
Some social media users even went as far as to slam her beverage as ‘problematic’, arguing that it was too tall to be able to adequately stir with a teaspoon.
Another Twitter user said: ‘Priti Patel’s mug holds three hundred thousand and thirty four, nine hundred and seventy four thousand ml of coffee.’
But it is not the first time politicians have caused a stir with their tea-drinking habits, as Chancellor Rishi Sunak posed with an expensive mug last week.
He was pictured with his packed lunch and a pricey £180 ‘smart’ mug in his pre-Budget photograph.
Mr Sunak, 40, looked over his mini-Budget plans with the Ember Travel Mug displayed prominently on his desk.
Philip Hammond was memorably pictured drinking out of an Emma Bridgewater mug with ‘Chancellor Philip Hammond’ written on it back in 2018
The mug sells for £180 online and can keep drinks warm for three hours.
Users can even use a smart phone app to set the exact temperature they want their beverage to be kept at.
Philip Hammond’s personalised mug was made by designer Emma Bridgewater
The mug, which uses an electronic ‘charging coaster’, was reportedly a Christmas gift from his wife.
But Mr Sunak’s expensive mug could not compare to the famous picture of Philip Hammond drinking a cup of tea.
Mr Hammond was memorably pictured drinking out of a personalised Emma Bridgewater mug back in 2018.
The simple mug had ‘Chancellor Philip Hammond’ written on it, arguably a more traditional choice than Mr Sunak’s ‘smart’ mug.
But Mr Hammond’s personalised mug still caused a stir on Twitter, with people joking about the price of the designer mug.
One person quipped that the mug was there ‘in case he forgets who he is and what he’s supposed to be doing all day’.
Other Twitter users joked that they hoped the mug didn’t come at the expense of the taxpayer.