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Ahead of the crunch vote on her maligned Brexit deal, Theresa May gave an important speech at a factory in Stoke-on-Trent... in front of a load of mugs.
Speaking at the Portmeirion factory in the Potteries, the prime minister warned MPs that voting against her deal with the EU will cause 'catastrophic harm' and could bring a halt to Brexit altogether.
However, the backdrop for this otherwise serious announcement, of fine china, didn't escape people. And as sure as day turns to night, the jokes began to rain in.
Theresa May seems to be making a speech in front of a load of mugs https://t.co/cIchM5mixO — Matt Chorley (@Matt Chorley)
Another day, another speech from the PM surrounded by absolute mugs #TheresaMay https://t.co/OJu4KfQbFX — Holly Thomas (@Holly Thomas)
Although The Thick of It finished in 2012, it appears that it was at least seven years ahead of its time.
As always, it proved to be a perfect metaphor for Brexit and the current state of the Tory party.
@MattChorley Siri show me a metaphor for Tory brexit, and brexit supporters. — ABABCABradabra (@ABABCABradabra)
HT Evening Standard
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