I know I said Theresa May was politically a dead woman walking, but I had no idea she was going to give us all an impression of one.
I refer, of course, to this travesty:
Mrs May’s awkward, self-conscious shamble on-stage confirmed that she’ll never be a dancer. We already know, thankfully, she’ll never be Queen either.
And she won’t be following Ann Widdicombe onto Strictly Come Dancing, I think.
I wonder if anybody mentioned this to Abba?
Abba have condemned the use of their music by extreme right wing political groups. Do keep up!
— Wandering Aeonghus #DontblamemeIvotedLabour (@WAeonghus) October 3, 2018
Of course the best way to evaluate a performance is to examine the reactions to it – and in that sense, everyone has been having a field day.
Are you ready for some fun?
Some gave the song some new lyrics, like this:
And some just changed the music. Check this out:
Theresa May's arrival onstage at the #ToryConference18 – from a more, shall we say, objective perspective. pic.twitter.com/nANb2lD12J
— Steve E Ennever (@MusicMiscreant) October 3, 2018
And even this:
(There really are a lot of these from the Theresa May Dancing to Stuff Twitter feed.)
Some considered the quality of the dancing:
How much time and effort went into #May's little #DancingStunt pic.twitter.com/ofzLbDMBTS
— Pierssy (@Pierssy) October 3, 2018
Some asked why she was dancing:
Some may have been… distracted:
Bit of honesty from the subtitlers there pic.twitter.com/QGDetFQkED
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 3, 2018
Still, it wasn’t all adverse criticism:
That was one of best speech entrances ever from the person the public might least expect it from
— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) October 3, 2018
Mind you, she did get a bit of stick for it…
That is one of the worst assessments of anything ever from a person the public might expect better from 👇🏻 https://t.co/Cvk1VIVYnd
— Michael Stewart (@mstewart_23) October 3, 2018
This is a BBC journalist demonstrating how out of touch they are with the ordinary person on the street. Is she having a laugh? https://t.co/LIGnHOfVa0
— Fiona Nouri (@FionaNouri) October 3, 2018
Presumably Fred West could've come out doing Gangnam Style and Laura would've put a positive twist on it. #CPC18 https://t.co/hfuPw9BLzd
— Matt Thomas #GrassrootsVoice (@Trickyjabs) October 3, 2018
Finally, some chose to make a hugely valid point about it:
Every word of that is true. The lives of the young – their quality, everything that makes a life worth living – are in danger every moment the Conservatives are in power because the Conservatives want to take everything that makes life worth living away from working people.
And yes, that will probably extend to the right to reproduce, at some point in the future. Which is odd, because if there’s one thing Mrs May’s performance showed, it’s that it is the Tories who really shouldn’t be allowed to do it.
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Is she Doddy ? Changes the law to allow doctors to torture patients to death, reports british,throws the poor onto the streets and has a dance about it.
May’s performance was crass, insulting, vacuous, vapid,vainglorious,vile and vomit-inducing!
But worst of all was her ghastly remark about the collective ‘sacrifice’ of austerity being ‘worth it.’ How crudely insulting and foully condescending to those that have died, suffered and experienced worsened health outcomes due to these shambolic zombies who themselves have experienced INCREASED wealth since the 2008 crash.
Wit the Tories, you always think it can’t sink lower, then a trap door opens to reveal further depths of disgust.
How embarrassing she is- she’s supposed to be a prime minister-our prime minister! Dignity, gravitas and all that stuff. Who on earth advised her this was a good idea?
Dancing Queens: all of ’em: they got that bit right: the obsequious media plumbing new depths in the pitiful struggle to find meaningful content at the lowest levels, in the furthest reaches. Mind numbing banality all of it masking a dark, ruthless, lethal ideology that presses on relentlessly!
I feel an overwhelming sense of disgust and contempt.
Simon Cohen hits the nail on the head when he says. “you always think it can’t sink any lower, then a trap door opens to reveal further depths of disgust.’