‘Invisible’ Theresa May is being chased around the country by a giant chicken

The Mirror Chicken
Kerry-anne Mendoza

Theresa May has been noticeably absent from the campaign trail as we head towards the 8 June general election. Making virtually no public appearances, and refusing to join televised leadership debates, the Prime Minister is invisible. So a voter dressed as a chicken is on the case.

No spring chicken 

The Mirror chicken is following May around the country, as she attends her invitation-only speaking engagements.

David Cameron faced ridicule after trying to avoid TV debates during the 2015 general election. This culminated in being chased around the country by a Mirror staffer dressed as a chicken. He finally capitulated.

May has failed to learn the lesson from history. So it is now her turn to face down the giant man-bird.

The invisible Prime Minister

The Mirror is not alone in noticing the absent PM. The opening days of May’s campaign have been calamitous, with the Prime Minister barely visible. And when she has appeared, the results have been less than rousing:

The hashtag #WheresTheresa has been set up in efforts to tease the Prime Minister out of hiding.

Calamity May

While May has been in hiding, opposition leaders have been hitting the road, creating excitement around their campaigns.

Theresa May called the snap election hoping that positive polling and a media universally hostile to her opponent would guarantee victory. The PM has made a political gamble. By winning an election pre-Brexit, she would avoid a potential ouster as a hard Tory Brexit becomes reality. But just days into the campaign, it’s becoming clear that this election is no cake walk. UK voters finally have a real choice at the ballot box.

Between her callous policies and her refusal to engage with those outside the Westminster bubble, Theresa May is making that choice easier for many people.

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