Theresa May has been criticised for her incompetence, her bland authoritarianism, and her dedication to invasive surveillance. Now, people are also criticising her inability to make a decision. And the combination of the source and a catchy name means this view of her may be about to go mainstream. That source is a front cover of The Economist, which brands her:
Theresa Maybe, Britain’s indecisive premier https://t.co/KXLysEmgnu
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) January 5, 2017
Of course, the idea that the Prime Minister has avoided doing very much isn’t new information to people who actually pay attention.
Theresa May is nothing more than an unelected, dithering PM who makes David Cameron look like a roaringly decisive Liberal.#TheresaMaybe
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) January 5, 2017
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) January 5, 2017
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) January 6, 2017
Some people used the name as an excuse to make jokes.
— Ïmmαҫ Reno (@immacReno) January 6, 2017
You're called Theresa Who?
Maybe means maybe
— John Shafthauer (@johnshafthauer) January 5, 2017
Theresa Maybe .. it's Maybeline … "Because she's worth it!" 🇬🇧 💅🏻👀 pic.twitter.com/ckk0M5Q5ct
— BreakingSnooze (@BreakingSnooze) January 6, 2017
On a serious note
Not everyone made a joke out of it, and nor should they. This person is running the country. The decisions she makes affect everyone.
Theresa May is cautious about everything except for punishing the poor for the mistakes of the rich with austerity. #theresamaybe
— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) January 5, 2017
The danger of "Theresa Maybe" is may push her to make decisions faster. Knee jerk decisions from people with no vision are always bad.
— Dr Rudy Blatnoyd (@rockthumper) January 6, 2017
Some even reasoned May wasn’t that bad, given her competition. Although, this is definitely damning with faint praise.
— Kevin Feeney (@KevinFeeney7) January 6, 2017
And this tweet may even be a little bit supportive. I think?
David Cameron blocked the toilet, Theresa Maybe now has to break it up with a wire coat hanger. It was never going to be pretty. #brexit
— Peter Ward (@peterwardgd) January 6, 2017
Money never sleeps
And finally, an online dildo retailer has attempted to hijack the hashtag in an attempt to sell their sex toys. Yet you probably have to wonder if that black and white image of her face is really going to get someone in the mood. Especially as it’s the stern face of a person who seems intent on passing laws which mean she can watch us whenever she wants.
— Vibes (@Rabbittvibes) January 5, 2017
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