Theresa May’s Brexit statement was uncomfortable viewing – 26 one-star reviews
After a day of upheaval following on from three years of upheaval, Theresa May gave a speech to clarify her position, or the UK’s position or something or other …anyway, it cleared up precisely nothing. The BBC shared the speech, including this clip.
"You are tired of MPs talking about nothing else but Brexit when you have real concerns about schools, the NHS, knife crime"
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) March 20, 2019
That Prime Ministerial statement in full : Nothing. Has. Changed.
— Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) March 20, 2019
Theresa May tells the British People ‘I’m on your side” …which side is that? Leave, Remain, or Resign?
— Jon Snow (@jonsnowC4) March 20, 2019
The consensus was that she said nothing new, but managed to blame everyone apart from herself, particularly attempting to throw Parliament under the bus – and we can all guess what was written on the side of it. This is how Twitter reacted.
Let me save you time on the May statement with a summary: None of this is her fault, even though she’s in charge and has smashed our constitutional setup to smithereens. Everyone is mean to her. She’ll tell YOU what you think and you WILL support it. Weird awkward exit. The end. pic.twitter.com/ExofxylXtF
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) March 20, 2019
Theresa May’s guide to the absurd.
The UK voting in the next EU elections
Food and medicine shortages
Actual lives endangered
Northern Ireland peace threatened
Businesses going to the wall
Kent becoming a lorry park
Actual pig shit in the street
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) March 20, 2019
Theresa May’s speeches. pic.twitter.com/q3P5g64FSD
— Anna Mazzola (@Anna_Mazz) March 20, 2019
Based on that, Theresa May’s understanding of charm offensive doesn’t extend beyond offensive.
— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) March 20, 2019
“And that is what I..am determined…to do.” Really weird robot turn. Goes. Surely, surely:”My name’s Theresa May. Goodnight!” Really weird robot turn. Goes.
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) March 20, 2019
Theresa May to MPs – "It's time to decide."
MPs to Theresa May – "We did. We've already told you to f*** off twice."
— Simon (@HungryHatter) March 20, 2019
Did Theresa May just come out and shout at us and blame everyone else for Brexit but herself? I feel like that’s what happened. That is what happened right? Wow.
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) March 20, 2019
The most thankless task in politics is trying to figure out what Theresa May really means after she's just made yet another drab Brexit speech. It's pointless. She never really means anything.
— Hugo Rifkind (@hugorifkind) March 20, 2019
Stop retweeting this Theresa May person into my timeline. Giving extremists the oxygen of publicity only feeds the flames
— Chris Deerin (@chrisdeerin) March 20, 2019
Stay what you like about Theresa May, but when you think she’s hit peak banality and stupidity, she goes that extra mile.
— Dan Rebellato (@DanRebellato) March 20, 2019
Theresa May's incredible ability to use so many words to say so little will surely net her a lucrative post-politics career as an IT strategy consultant
— Natalie (@Transsomething) March 20, 2019
Theresa May's speeches are the Westminster equivalent of office meetings that should have been emails.
— Dai Lama (@WelshDalaiLama) March 20, 2019
I’m very amused by her positioning as us and the prime minister versus all other MPs
— Jess Brammar (@jessbrammar) March 20, 2019
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