Theresa May’s attempt at social media is going down like a lead balloon filled with facepalm

Emily Apple

Theresa May is not a particularly prolific social media user. Although since calling the election, she has been using Twitter to share images of the stage-managed events that she’s been helicoptered between.

A tweet she sent on 20 May broke from the formula, however. And it’s gone about as well as every other time she’s tried to improvise. Primarily because what she’s claiming isn’t even true:


A lot of people were excited – obviously believing that the Tories’ zombie-like grip on the nation’s throat really is that weak:

But wait

The problem with what May said is that it’s actually not true:

Because you’ve been doing so well, right?

And talking about negotiation, some people have pointed out that May’s negotiating credentials aren’t really that impressive:

And May’s credentials really are quite dire. The PM is currently overseeing a crisis in the NHS and an increasingly hostile relationship with the EU.

Does she even understand how UK politics works?

Another thing people are pointing out is the seemingly loose grasp May has on the UK electoral system:

Wrong and confused

What May has shown in this tweet is that she’s either confused, incompetent, or a liar. If she can’t get a 140 character tweet right, why should we have any confidence in everything else she’s promising?

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