In the run-up to the last election, Theresa May said:
Let me be clear, I will definitely not – cross my heart and hope to die – be calling another election.
Let me be clear – an election I will not call!
Let me be clear!
CLEAR, CLEAR, CLEAR!
I AM THE CLEAR WOMAN! THEY ARE THE CLEAR MEN! I AM THE WALRUS!
STOP! CLEAR TIME!
Before finally admitting:
We’re having an election. But let me be clear, this was always part of the plan; I’ve never said otherwise.
A fresh election will be problematic for May for a number of reasons:
- She has all the charm of a cheese-grater.
- She has no new policy ideas, and everyone knows that any she pretends to have will end up in the bin – just like her last manifesto.
- Everything is problematic for her. She just isn’t very good at doing things.
She’ll have to call an election whether she likes it or not, though. She said she wouldn’t. And May incorrectly saying she won’t do something is the closest thing you’ll ever get to a straight answer from her.
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