It sounded like Theresa May covered up a laugh when she mentioned 'Liam Fox'

It sounded like Theresa May covered up a laugh when she mentioned 'Liam Fox'

Theresa May gave the speech of her premiership (so far) today, setting out the details for Brexit that she's been keeping close to her chest for so long.

In addition to more important details, such as a Parliment having the final say, she also discussed the intention to create trade deals across the world.

She cited the creation of a Department for International Trade, and the appointment of Liam Fox.

It is time for Britain, to get out into the world and rediscover its role as a great global trading nation.

This is such a priority for me, that when I became prime minister I established for the first time department for international trade led by Liam Fox.

Though the delivery was slightly odd, she seemed to either be covering a laugh with a cough as she said Fox's name, or possibly holding back a mini sick.

Lots of other people thought so as well:

The unfortunate timing of her bodily reaction plays into the idea of an impotent trade department, and Fox essentially twiddling his thumbs until 2019 when Britain leaves the EU.

While Britain remains a member of the EU it's feared that it will be unable to negotiate a trade deal with any kind of legal of enforceable legitimacy.

In addition, Fox's department competes with the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, the Department for Exiting the European Union, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Hard for anyone keep a straight face.

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