Today we saw Theresa May on her first major interview on the Beeb since triggering the General Election on the steps of Number 10. Grilled by Andrew Marr on Brexit, school funding, the NHS crisis and the Iraq War, did Theresa May really answer with some ‘stable’ points, or did we get a whole lot of ‘strong and stable leadership’-virtually meaning a whole lot of nothing to the viewers?
About 30 seconds into the interview, we ‘normal’ people were treated to her mantra of ‘strong and stable leadership’. Surprised? Not really. After beating down claims of her slogans being a bit robotic, she went down a twisting, winding lane as to why these phrases are vital in her election campaign. Andrew Marr was faced with the one thing he feared- Robotic May was fully switched on and ready to function.
Truth be told, this interview contained nothing new or interesting- just a struggling and twitchy May who was internally praying to God for the on set equipment to malfunction, leaving her to embark on her flight to freedom and hide away from unscripted scenarios and deliver short, pre-planned warblings of her ‘stable leadership’ to adoring, exclusive, executive crowds of Tory supporters in factories.
She also failed to answer a question which played a key role in the interview. Marr commented on the fact that nurses are being underpaid to the extent that some have to go to food banks to eat- surely under the Conservative Government this shouldn’t be happening, not when our dear old PM pledged on the steps of Number 10 to work for the many, not for the privileged few? Her answer was ridiculously insufficient and shoddy, blaming it on complex reasons, before turning the boat to her side of the sea, rambling on about economic growth and pay rise under her stable leadership. Tsk.
This interview revealed the key reason as to why she is refusing debates- she can’t do anything unless your feeding her lines or else she is feeding you strong and stable leadership- and we saw that interview as an example.