One humiliating moment in Theresa May’s day proves the universe is just trolling her now

Theresa May and Angela Merkel
Tracy Keeling

It’s official: the universe is now trolling Theresa May. That’s no longer in any doubt after the humiliating incident she had on her way to an EU meeting. In fact, it appears the universe isn’t just trolling May. No, it’s mocking parliament as a whole.

Can’t get out

On 11 December, May was running around Europe trying to get “further assurances” from officials on her Brexit deal. She’s hoping that will save the deal from defeat in parliament when MPs vote on it. But May’s progress stalled at one point in her day, because of a car door:

As Sky News reported, when the UK prime minister arrived for talks with Angela Merkel, she was unable to get out of the car. This does not bode well, as people pointed out:

Others thought the gaffe reflected on May overall, rather than purely on her negotiating skills:

Meanwhile, someone claimed that Merkel may have engineered the situation, to show May what a life without the EU will look like:

Can’t stand tall

It isn’t only May who’s having trouble standing tall in the face of adversity though. The night before the prime minister humiliated herself in Europe, the Evening Standard‘s political editor posted a picture of parliament’s Christmas tree on Twitter. It looks distinctly like it could keel over at any moment:

The universe really does appear to be having a pertinent laugh at the expense of the UK political class. Well, that or Westminster is in such dire straits that everything the people in it touch – including car door handles – turns to shit.

What a very merry Christmas it’s going to be.

Featured image via screengrab

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