Theresa May described Jeremy Corbyn as 'alone and naked' and it has not gone down well
Was the Prime Minister’s comment really necessary?
With just over a week to go until the General Election on June 8, Theresa May appears to have resorted to imagery in an attempt to win votes.
During a speech in Wolverhampton, the Prime Minister suggested Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would be unsuitable for Brexit negotiations in a rather unusual way.
May said: “Last night showed that Jeremy Corbyn’s minders can put him in a smart blue suit for an interview with Jeremy Paxman, but with his position on Brexit he will find himself alone and naked in the negotiating chamber of the European Union.”
The comment evoked one of Labour’s most revered figures, Nye Bevan, who pleaded with colleagues not to send a foreign secretary “naked into the conference chamber” in a party row over nuclear disarmament.
But for some it was a little much.
And others couldn’t help wonder how the same joke might have gone down had it been made by Corbyn, not May.
Completely unnecessary for Theresa May to talk about Corbyn being "naked" in Brexit talks- imagine the outcry if he made that joke about her— Rowena Mason (@rowenamason) May 30, 2017
Theresa May jokes, saying Corbyn will be "alone and naked" in Brexit talks. I'd rather politicians not joke.— Ashley Cowburn (@ashcowburn) May 30, 2017
But not everyone took the comment too seriously.
Theresa May has said that Corbyn would go into the Brexit negotiations naked. That level of body confidence should be celebrated— Joseph Henry (@jdhenry83) May 30, 2017
So it's been nearly a year since the EU referendum and I've only just learned that Brexit negotiations will be conducted naked.— Liam Kirkaldy (@HolyroodLiam) May 30, 2017
If everyone could just keep their clothes on until the election’s over, that would be great.