ON Thursday night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak joined in as the UK applauded its NHS staff.

Their hypocrisy was pointed out by editor-in-chief at The Lancet, Richard Horton, during the subsequent episode of Question Time.

WATCH: Lancet editor slams Tories clapping NHS as 'hypocrisy'

Their hypocrisy can be further highlighted by the fact that in 2017 the two men voted against scrapping the 1% pay-rise cap for NHS nurses and firefighters.

Every Tory MP except one voted against Labour's motion, which came during Theresa May's stint as prime minister.

The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was accused of "milking" the NHS for votes at the time.

WATCH: How Scotland showed support for NHS workers

The Tories won, thanks to the help of the DUP, by a majority of 14 and when the result was announced, many Tories could be heard cheering.

Watch the clip below: