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.
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.
I suspect running through a field of wheat is no longer top of Theresa May's list of worst things she's ever done. #GE2017— Bruce Douglas (@bruceecurb) June 8, 2017
Running through fields of wheat is now officially the second worst thing Theresa May ever did— Sam Coates Times (@SamCoatesTimes) June 8, 2017
Did the comment have an effect?
Never piss off wheat farmers in key marginals— Martha Gill (@Martha_Gill) June 8, 2017
Theresa May's scandalous wheat field running has genuinely cost her a position as prime minister it's incredible— I'll ankle pick your dad (@glenn9oo) June 9, 2017
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.
Farmers scramble to hide their wheat fields as it transpires Theresa May is about to have a lot more time on her hands #BBCElection— Abby Tomlinson (@twcuddleston) June 9, 2017
I'm in South London, potentially celebrating tonight and looking for info on nearest wheat fields to run through.— Mark Thomas (@markthomasinfo) June 9, 2017
Theresa about to neck 5 shots of Sambuca and leg it through some wheat— Alex Hoffman (@choafhoffman) June 8, 2017
A big bunch of us are heading out wheat running at midnight. Dimbleby says he'll throw to it if we get the numbers.— Marcoooos! (@marcusbrig) June 8, 2017
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.