Labour MP Fiona Onasanya dropped Big Shaq‘s ‘Man’s Not Hot’ in the House of Commons – and no one seemed to notice.
Onasanya slipped lyrics from the viral hit of the year into Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget statement debate yesterday (November 28).
“There was no extra money in the Budget for the education system,” the MP said. “This is not as simple as saying, ‘2 plus 2 is 4, minus 3 is 1 – quick maths.”
“These announcements mean real-terms cuts and the potential continuation of the recruitment and retention crisis in our education system.”
Though Onasanya thought the reference had gone unnoticed, a Twitter user drew attention to the speech, posting: “You know things are serious when
@FionaOnasanyaMP quotes lyrics from #MansNotHot in the #Budget2017 debate”.
The Labour MP replied: “Happy days, someone noticed!”
Watch the clip here (via BBC)
— Fiona Onasanya (@Fiona_Onasanya) November 28, 2017
Big Shaq is big within the Labour Party then, it seems. Back in September, Jeremy Corbyn got involved with the hype.
During a public appearance at this year’s Labour Party Conference, the party’s leader was asked on stage if he wanted to take off his jacket, to which he replied: “The man’s not hot”.
“I came back from New York the other day and I was in the kitchen with my two lads who, as you know, are ten and seven,” Gallagher told Radio X. “I told one of them to take his hoodie off while he’s having his lunch. He said – and I’d never heard it before – he said, ‘Mans not hot’.
“I was like, what? And he went, ‘Mans not hot’. And I went, ‘Who’s not hot?’. And he went ‘Man’.”
Gallagher went on to hail Dappah a ‘genius’ and the “funniest thing I’ve ever seen on the internet”.