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Rishi Sunak’s bizarre embrace with the Italian PM prompted lots of funny gags but this one took the biscuit

Rishi Sunak left the campaign trail behind for a few days to attend the G7 summit in Italy and his meeting (and greeting) with the Italian PM Giorgia Meloni went wildly viral because, well, watch.

Italy’s first woman PM, the right wing (or far right) Meloni managed to greet Sunak both sympathetically – mouthing ‘are you okay?’, according to onlookers – whilst also appearing to recoil with a degree of horror, all at the same time.

And it prompted no end of gags as you might imagine.

But surely this was the best, the very best, by TomSurman over on Reddit highlighted by @HistorianZhang on Twitter.

And just in case that’s tricky to see.

‘Italians malfunction if you prevent their hands from moving.’

Will not be bettered.

‘I am Italian and I approve this comment ‘

‘Lol Perfetto!.’


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Source @bmay