Theresa May’s bizarre and blatantly electioneering speech in front of 10 Downing Street last night has been described as ‘going full Trump’ in its ‘conspiracy nut’ strangeness. It smacked a little of desperation, which is odd since she’s supposed to be riding high in the polls – though even Tory-owned pollsters YouGov can’t disguise the rate at which Corbyn’s Labour is eating into her lead. Even the international media are starting to take note:
It makes you wonder what the Tories’ own polling is telling them.
May’s extraordinary outburst against supposed EU plotters attempting to use comments about Brexit negotiations to influence the outcome of the election was astonishingly ill-judged – you don’t win people’s agreement on the things you want by accusing them – but it was also nonsensical. As various commentators pointed out, she was accusing them of trying to influence an election she didn’t have to call
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