Well, it now turns out that her absurd comment was reportedly part of a bigger ploy – a bet, in fact, between her closest aide, Seema Kennedy, and Tory MP Simon Hoare. According to the Daily Mail, the two had a wager about whether or not Kennedy could get her boss to say the word "simples" during her speech in the Commons last week.
Kennedy, who obviously emerged victoriously, was reportedly awarded a high tea at the Ritz, which can cost up to £77 with a glass of bubbly.
Ah yes, high tea at the Ritz – as you do when an entire country is in shambles and its future, which lies in your hands, is yet to be made clear.
Theresa May’s PMQ’s “simples” was part of an elaborate bet to win tea at The Ritz.... https://t.co/nQPqTcWw4v