Wednesday 20 September 2017

One of Theresa May's most famous pre-election quotes is getting a lot of attention right now

People think the PM might have changed her mind about that “fields of wheat” comment.

By Alistair Mason

One of the most memorable parts of the election campaign was Theresa May’s wheat moment – and people weren’t allowing her to forget it as the results were counted.

The Prime Minister called the election hoping to increase the Conservative majority, but the exit poll and early results made that outcome look unlikely.

With that in mind, people wondered whether she might be reassessing her assertion that running through fields of wheat as a child was the worst thing she’d ever done.

Did the comment have an effect?

Meanwhile, it seems farmers need to beware because they could see flocks of politicians and supporters from both sides of the political spectrum turning up to their wheat fields in the near future.

Perhaps it was all best summed up in this very sweary tweet.

The now famous “fields of wheat” quote came in an interview with ITV in the finals days of the campaign.

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