The gesture did find one notable supporter. Stepping outside his home in the north-east of England (a home paid for by the National Union of Mineworkers) was former Labour chairman Ian Lavery. In a cringeworthy display, the Wansbeck MP banged a pot and halfheartedly chanted "pay them properly, give them PPE" while struggling to keep a straight face. He also appears to have run out of razors during the lockdown.
That was perhaps an even less convincing effort than the Shadow Home Secretary's a week ago.