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Theresa May has held her constituency of Maidenhead after the snap election she initially called back in April.
During her post-declaration speech, Mrs May said that the 'country needs a period of stability,' clarifying that the Conservative party would be the ones to ensure that.
"Whatever the results are, the Conservative Party will... ensure stability, so we can all as one country go forward… https://t.co/rE7TO4rrtK — BBC Breaking News (@BBC Breaking News)
The fact that Mrs May has said that we need 'stability' has irked a number of people.
Chiefly because she was the one that called a snap general election, plunging the the entire political system into chaos days before some of the most important negotiations of a generation.
Put simply, people are mad as hell.
The unspeakable chutzpah of May to talk about stability. You did this. And you did after starting the countdown on Article 50. — Ian Dunt (@Ian Dunt)
Does she not realise the inherent irony?
Is this what 'strong and stable' looks like?
May looks unhappy and rattled. She really doesn't look like the sort of leader to lead us if we need a period of stability #BBCelection — FrankThomas (@FrankThomas)
Brexit negotiations are just around the corner.
Theresa May says we need a period of stability.I repeat: Brexit negotiations start on June 19th and UK may not have a government. #GE2017 — Lewis Goodall (@Lewis Goodall)
Maybe, like Alanis Morissette, Theresa May doesn't understand what irony actually is.
May: "more than anything, the country needs a period of stability". Well, then you shouldn't have called a snap election, you ninny. #GE2017 — Alex Andreou (@Alex Andreou)
The presence of some of her fellow candidates also seemed to undermine this 'stable' country Theresa May was hoping to aim for.
There were also flashbacks to her predecessors.
"It is in the national interest to have a period of stability" - David Cameron, 24th June 2016 — Mark Wallace (@Mark Wallace)
The coaster trick does work though.
Theresa May banging on about stability again, like your grandma shoving a coaster under the leg of a shaky coffee table #BBCelection — Adam Hopkins (@Adam Hopkins)
It's just all getting a little too much.
"Say 'stability' again, I dare you, I double dare you motherf**ker, say 'stability one more goddamn time!"
#GE2017… https://t.co/1RecPT9jUv — Tony Cowards (@Tony Cowards)
And now, because the song is probably in your head:
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