THE UK Government’s scheme urging ballet dancers to retrain as IT workers went down about as well as you’d expect.
That’s to say it was about as welcome as Dominic Cummings at a civil service Christmas party, or Boris Johnson anywhere in Scotland.
The now infamous “Fatima” ad was part of the Government’s Cyber First campaign, which urged the public to “rethink”, “reboot” and “reskill”.
Unfortunately for Downing Street, they don’t seem to have convinced everyone that retraining ballerinas is a good idea.
Social media users did, however, think of some people who may benefit from a career change.
Here are a few of the best takes on the Cyber First ads.
First up is the Prime Minister, with onlookers concluding that we’d all be better off if he did pretty much any other job.
— Tom Rowe 💎 (@PoliticsShmoli1) October 12, 2020
Boris Johnson: unfit to be PM of our country.
Never forgive the Cons for inflicting him on us.
— KT Parker activist do-gooder 😇🧚♀️ (@lunaperla) October 13, 2020
The PM’s most trusted adviser and his hapless ministers also got the “Fatima” treatment.
Few more for the road… pic.twitter.com/9v8EwjHcBL
— Greg Birks (@GregBirks) October 12, 2020
Tory peer and apparent medical expert Dido Harding wasn’t spared either.
Government launches new ad campaign urging struggling workers to retrain: pic.twitter.com/ZnsiWCxlGp
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) October 12, 2020
Seems it’s not us that need to have a rethink – it’s the UK Government.