Theresa May may have blundered badly with an ill-advised attempt to make political capital out of the horror of the Salisbury nerve-agent attack.
The Prime Minister was filmed holding flowers, taking selfies with onlookers – and even performed a fist-bump with one spectator. Of course, being Theresa May she messed it up – going for a second fist-bump with a second person who appears too busy with her mobile phone and ‘left her hanging’, before lamely lowering her unbumped fist:
The longer video shows May moving on to take a selfie with a male admirer:
While three people are still in critical condition, fighting for their lives in hospital, it’s an incredibly crass move that does more to betray Tory panic about their anticipated implosion in May’s local elections than to redeem Theresa May’s public image.
Theresa May – in what appears to be a staged event – has managed to dig underneath even the Tories’ low standards.
Set against Jeremy Corbyn’s statesmanlike behaviour and language, it’s a bad look.
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