Theresa May's 'simples' comment was reportedly part of a bet to win her aide tea at the Ritz, and people are unimpressed

Sophia Ankel
Sunday 03 March 2019 14:30

Remember a few days ago, when Theresa May quoted that meerkat from the insurance adverts by saying “simples” during her Brexit statement to the house?

And remember how much it confused everyone and how people were convinced that the prime minister had officially gone mad?

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.

One can only imagine that people were not impressed once the news broke this morning.

And that, my friends, is the real tea.


HT DailyMail

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