Everyone’s making the same joke about Theresa May’s embarrassing U-turn [TWEETS]

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John Shafthauer

Theresa May has been forced into an embarrassing U-turn over her ‘dementia tax’. Although older people will still have savings and assets taken away from them to fund social care. There’s just potentially going to be a cap on how much that will be. A cap which May allegedly planned all along, but which wasn’t mentioned in her manifesto and still hasn’t been given a figure. Despite the fact that she is the one who called this unexpected election.

Weakness

As a result of this absolute mess, many people are making very similar jokes about our current PM’s alleged strength and stability:

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The right are also picking up on this display of weakness and instability:

Dishonesty

Another key complaint is honesty. Despite the fact that, just last week, The Daily Mail wrote on its front page: “at last, a PM not afraid to be honest with you”.

Cowardice

Other people are pointing out that it’s unsurprising that May is too scared to stand up for her own policy. This being from a leader who avoids meeting the public, refuses to face the leader of the opposition, and refuses to give us a real account of who she is beyond meaningless slogans.

And people also aren’t forgetting the role the media must play in not letting May off the hook with this:

Wrong and unable

This election is showing the country what people who follow politics have known for a while. May is not cut out to be Prime Minister. She refuses to answer questions. She U-turns. And she blames others for her mistakes; in this latest instance blaming Jeremy Corbyn for pointing out the problems with her manifesto that she’s trying to spin her way out of.

It’s important that we see this U-turn for what it is. An attempt to minimise bad publicity while maintaining a policy that will penalise people for becoming old and in need of care.

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