The Diary of a Secret Tory MP: (Almost!) True Stories from the Heart of British Politics
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Mr Morris exposed his true identity in a two-minute parody skit that showed Michael Gove and Jacob Rees-Mogg attempting to catch and kill him. The satirical account, which is staunchly anti-Conservative, gained prominence when Brexit was dominating the headlines prior to the UK’s exit from the EU. He told the BBC: ‘It took on a life of its own almost immediately, I remember people in the gym laughing about the account without knowing it was me, and it was very nice to have my hunch confirmed that I could make people laugh.’
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We had these baronesses, lords and millionaires coming in to the gym where I was a personal trainer. I was just so underwhelmed’ … Morris in his home gym. Photograph: Joann Randles/The Guardian
A modern day polymath, they enjoy bloodsports, destabilising liberal democracy and several non-executive directorships, including one at Southern Water where they claim to have been responsible for over three-hundred beach closures in 2022 alone. They currently holdthe Conservative Party conference 'WKD Blue Challenge' title, after decimating Ken Clarke's infamous seven bottle record which had stood for thirteen years.
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As his personal training business grew, he was working at a gym with two friends who “were also reformed characters; they’d been in even more scrapes than I had when I was younger. And we had these baronesses, lords and millionaires coming in and out, really getting off on talking to people with accents. I kept thinking: ‘You’re sitting in the House of Lords and I can run rings around you in an argument if I have to.’ I was just so underwhelmed.” Mr Morris started the account with the name “Mark ne Francois pas” and used it to parody Tory MP Mark Francois. It then became “Michael Govern Ready” before eventually transitioning to “The Secret Tory”.He told BBC News: “If people are feeling cheated I’m not a real MP, I’d like to say I’m sorry. But I’m not. It’s got a lot more to do with the behaviour of the people sitting in Westminster, than my skills as a con artist.”