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The race for the next Tory leader is beginning to hot up and you can guarantee over the few weeks that there will be many ups and downs for the candidates.
One person who has toed the line between social media genius and ludicrousness is Rory Stewart, whose unusual campaign has considerably bolstered his status in Westminster.
However, like most MPs he is prone to the odd slip-up which is definitely what happened when he spoke to Laura Kuenssberg on the BBC Six O'Clock News on Monday evening.
Although the current international development secretary spoke very assuredly about his campaign the way he was sitting has been likened to the social ill known as 'manspreading'.
Rory Stewart’s manspreading on the 6 o’clock news just now was quite something. #manspreading https://t.co/9ihRM4nDtx — Sarah Deech ☕️ (@Sarah Deech ☕️)
Earlier today I was thinking perhaps Rory Stewart was the best of a very bad bunch and then I saw his 160 degree ma… https://t.co/ZGNuC8sP39 — Harriet Evans (@Harriet Evans)
Laura Kuenssberg there, interviewing Rory Stewart's penis #manspreading https://t.co/vJLTZDCZjE — Ben David (@Ben David)
State of #RoryStewart’s #manspreading*!
*in his own, single chair - does this count? https://t.co/I3xdHd4Cdo — 🔶 Brexit will be devastating (@🔶 Brexit will be devastating)
Anyone else feel awkward watching @RoryStewartUK #manspreading on national @BBCNews with @bbclaurak ? Not taking… https://t.co/V7W2vTI294 — Richard Lynch (@Richard Lynch)
First class manspreading from #RoryStewart on the news earlier, ‘tis a wonder he didn’t do himself an injury — Mr Sideparting (@Mr Sideparting)
Mansplaining demonstrated...@RoryStewartUK https://t.co/FvWtj7Wi2E — Lord Ashcroft (@Lord Ashcroft)
@RupertMyers @RoryStewartUK https://t.co/6eY9R2xS6A — Lord Ashcroft (@Lord Ashcroft)
@RupertMyers @Globalhumanoid @RoryStewartUK There must be a word for that.. — Lord Ashcroft (@Lord Ashcroft)
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