This should be another nail in Theresa May’s prime ministerial coffin – even though Andrew Marr gave her the usual easy ride in his interview.
Mrs Mike said it is disgusting that BBC interviewers give Labour representatives such a hard time and let the Tories walk all over them. Judge for yourself – you only need to watch the first minute or so to hear the soundbites springing into Mrs May’s responses, but if you can stomach the rest, come to your own conclusion:
Note that her inability to answer a simple question – why nurses are being forced to use foodbanks – has also provoked derision after the BBC posted the interview on YouTube.
Here’s the exchange:
Andrew Marr: “We have nurses going to foodbanks, that must be wrong.”
Theresa May: “There are many complex reasons why people go to foodbanks.”
Adris Ghafar commented: “She can’t answer a single question straight up. She is an idol for all elitist politicians.”
Andrew Barraclough added: “One of the richest countries in the world and we have our nurses going to food banks, disgusting.”
And Dylan’s World concluded: “Couldn’t answer the question about food banks. A party of the rich, for the rich. Disgusting.”
The interview came in for more detailed discussion on Facebook, where Martin Odoni commented: “What’s so pathetic is that Marr, being a BBC (Biased Broadcasting Conservative) presenter, helpfully gave her a starting heads-up not to do it, and she still went onto autopilot within seconds.
“She doesn’t even have the power of thought. I don’t just mean that she can never think outside the box, I mean she can’t think outside the list of pre-rehearsed clichés stored inside a box that otherwise contains nothing but empty air.
“WHAT REASON IS THERE TO VOTE FOR HER?”
And Nessie King was clearly playing the (non-alcoholic version of the) Theresa May drinking game, as she wrote:
“I stopped counting after the first 3 minutes when she used ‘strong’ 10 times – I ran out of coffee!”
There are only two conclusions to be reached, here. The first is, it is possible that Mrs May is not a human being at all, and should be subjected to the Turing Test, to determine whether or not she is a robot.
The other conclusion leads on from the first (if we all accept that she really is human, and is simply inept):
The only sane response to any appeal for you to vote ‘Conservative’ is ridicule.
In his very first question to the Prime Minister, the BBC’s Andrew Marr said: “Can we agree to start with is the one thing that voters deserve is no soundbites?”
It took her thirty seconds to bring up ”‘strong and stable leadership”, the campaign slogan which has been repeated so endlessly it has become a source of ridicule for Theresa May.
Arguably, the Prime Minister has refused this no soundbites request within zero seconds, her very first answer beginning with the words, “this is the most important election the country has faced in my lifetime’ itself a campaign slogan that has been repeated ad infinitum.
Later, in particularly awkward scenes, Mr Marr told her, “People can listen to that sort of thing and think it’s a bit robotic.”
Theresa May floundered for an answer, before again repeating her line on leadership.
In the interview may also gave her clearest signal that she will scrap the Conservatives’ pledge not to raise certain taxes in the party’s General Election manifesto.
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