Emily Maitlis has had enough of political BS – 9 perfect reactions
Yesterday was a momentous day in politics, as Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement was rejected for the second time in the House of Commons, by a resounding 149 votes. Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis had the task of trying to pick the bones out of what’s going on, but as no politician is prepared to answer a straight question with a straight answer, she had her work cut out. When Labour’s Barry Gardiner refused to be pinned down on a manifesto outline, Emily had clearly had enough.
I bet she’s writing “COCK” over and over again. The side-eye at the end. That is MY SIDE-EYE every time he is on. pic.twitter.com/mjVmBZHqjZ
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) March 12, 2019
Now, that’s a mood! A lot of people were here for it, as her side-eye was the most authentic voice of the people at this trying time.
Emily is not having *any* guff from politicians tonight 🤣 pic.twitter.com/TBeAz7ZMHo
— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) March 12, 2019
Maitlis side eye has knocked the planet off orbit. pic.twitter.com/7EZtR0GHIl
— Nick Walker (@nickw84) March 12, 2019
— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) March 12, 2019
Emily Maitlis is scorchio on Newsnight. She’s taking zero shit from anyone.
— Dave Lee (@davelee1968) March 12, 2019
TV gold, here, from Emily Maitlis, who illustrates what must be a common reaction when Barry Gardiner opens his mouth. pic.twitter.com/3GexHI6qVh
— Tony McDonough (@tonymc39) March 13, 2019
— Michael Glasper (@michaelglasper) March 12, 2019
We are all Emily Maitlis https://t.co/mVdrFvqyGv
— Alice Jones (@alicevjones) March 12, 2019
— 1.21 GW (@1_21GWatts) March 12, 2019
He's essentially a peak-Python Michael Palin character doing a long-form monologue designed to bore you into laughing. https://t.co/OZmmVWIq3Z
— John Rain (@MrKenShabby) March 12, 2019
Her reaction was very much reminiscent of the wonderful Simon McCoy reporting some Royal baby news.