Conservative divisions laid bare as headquarters deploying the meme is described as "beneath us" by one MP.
The comedian has repeatedly made headlines in recent history thanks to his political takedowns.
The chief medical officer's comments were revealed as Boris Johnson continued his evidence to the public inquiry into the pandemic.
The prime minister was asked if his government was "a laughing stock" during a tetchy press conference.
Immigration minister's resignation leaves prime minister's flagship deportation policy in tatters.
In a direct challenge to Rishi Sunak, the former home secretary warned the party will "die" if a new immigration law is too weak.
It came after James Cleverly became the latest minister to visit the east African country to sign an immigration deal.
Moderate Conservatives say opting out of the ECHR over Rwanda would be a "red line" for them.
Conservative MPs broke ranks with the prime minister over petrol cars as well as infected blood compensation.
Some 22 Conservative MPs back Labour amendment supporting contaminated blood victims.