Do you find answering questions difficult?
If so, you should probably avoid becoming a politician. You should especially avoid becoming prime minister.
Theresa May doesn’t have that option, but she does have a strategy. Namely: to answer every single question with the same answer.
The woman with all the answer
In the 2017 general election, May answered every question with:
Strength and stability.
To put it mildly, May’s government ended up offering less strength and stability than a Wonderbra made of toothpaste. The strategy worked, though, because people voted for this promised might and consistency.
As part of her Brexit prep, May originally threatened:
No deal is better than a bad deal.
After she proposed a deal – a deal which is demonstrably quite bad – she changed that to:
Any deal is better than no deal.
She’s since spiced that up to:
It’s my deal or literal fucking Armageddon.
Which may work on some people. Because if this right now – if this isn’t chaos, then how bad will no-deal Britain be?
Of course, May can’t get away with not answering questions forever. Oh no, wait, they’ve booked the debate on the BBC.
So yeah – looks like she will get away with not answering anything.
Featured image via UK Home Office – Wikimedia (image was altered)
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