Theresa May’s ‘strong and stable’ mantra has come back to bite her firmly in the arse, thanks to cheeky members of the public. Internet users discovered a cardboard cutout of the Prime Minister on Amazon, and used the review section to create some mischief.
Not strong or stable, actually
Bizarrely, you can actually buy a cardboard cutout of the Prime Minister online for £37.70. Seems a bit steep to us, but there you go. The cutout features Theresa May in a navy blue suit and kitten heels.
But sharp-eyed Amazon customers didn’t let the opportunity for a roasting go amiss. They took to the review section to make subtle and less subtle points about the Prime Minister’s performance. Extra points to Mrs Beverley Lawson, Mrs McClusky, and S’Abba Druche.
And the product safety and description notices made our day.
Things have not been going well for the Prime Minister. Her campaign has been a stale serving of staged events, bussed-in supporters, and a refusal to take questions from voters. The results so far have been lacklustre in the extreme. Tipped to secure an easy win, May’s lead in the polls dropped by 10 points in just a week. At this rate, a major upset is possible.
The opposition leaders have been having a quite different campaign.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has kicked off a strong grassroots campaign, meeting with communities across the UK.
— Pauline Lane (@Antonineone1) April 27, 2017
The Green Party has been canvassing door-to-door and putting in public appearances in a more natural setting.
— Lewes District Green Party (@LewesGreenParty) April 27, 2017
And the SNP in Scotland and Plaid Cymru in Wales have also been rallying support from the public.
— The SNP (@theSNP) April 28, 2017
— Aled Morgan Hughes (@AledMorganH) April 27, 2017
At this rate, it might not be just the campaign slogan that comes back to bite the Prime Minister in the arse. But the decision to hold a snap election itself.
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