At her speech in Grimsby this afternoon Theresa May made an attempt to get her colleagues in parliament to coalesce around her Brexit deal, by warning them about the dangers of Brexit being cancelled.
It seems though that she may have alienated at least some of the audience today, when she took questions from the press on International Women’s Day. As May left the podium after taking all her questions, ITV’s Libby Wiener chimed in with another: why had May only taken one question from a female journalist?
May appeared not to have heard as she left the stage, but just before she exited the room, turned round and quipped back:
‘You’ve had all your questions answered by a female prime minister.’
All over now and workers were marched off. @LibbyWienerITV criticises the PM for asking for only one question from a woman on international women’s day. PM responds by saying you’ve had all your questions answered by a female prime minister pic.twitter.com/79y5YZ9yW6
— Caroline Brockelbank (@CBrockelbank) March 8, 2019
Fair enough. Mr S has to admit he was surprised by the Prime Minister’s spontaneity though. After all, she’s not exactly known for thinking on her feet. Could there be some life in the Maybot just yet?