We all remember when Gordon Brown was confronted by Gillian Duffy, called her a “bigoted woman” while his microphone was switched on, and had to eat humble pie afterwards. That was probably what lost Labour the 2010 election.

Now Theresa May has met Cathy, a woman with learning disabilities, in Abingdon Market. Cathy had a few home truths for Theresa:

And this woman thinks she has fooled you into making her prime minister again.

I don’t think for a moment that anybody around Mrs May is stupid enough to let her go around with a live microphone pinned to her after such a meeting – they’ll all remember the Gordon Brown moment – but you can imagine the comments Mrs May must have been making afterwards.

Just take a look at her voting record on social security (“welfare” has been turned into a dirty word by the Tories) and benefits:

“Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability… 0 votes for, 8 votes against, 7 absences between 2015-2016.” That tells you everything you need to know.

But there’s also: “Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits… 36 votes for, 0 votes against, 18 absences, between 2012-2016”.

36 votes in favour of cutting the vital benefits that some people need in order to survive!

And this woman thinks she has fooled you into making her prime minister again.

After watching new footage of her being booed out of that North Shields community centre…

Posted by Rachael Jones on Monday, May 15, 2017

… I was going to suggest the slogan, “Theresa May! On your way!” to be shouted whenever she’s in earshot.

After listening to Cathy, an alternative might be: “Theresa May! D-L-A!”

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