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With everything that is currently going on British politics the last thing that you would expect the official 10 Downing Street Twitter account to be chirping about are straws.

In a tweet clearly aimed at raising awareness of plastic waste caused by using straws, followed by the announcement that all plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds will be banned by April 2020, the account posted a poll asking people to guess how straws are used in the UK each year.

Although it was a serious question with a very worthwhile message behind it, Twitter began tearing it to shreds with the joke about Theresa May 'clutching at straws' being mentioned more than once.

If you are interested in finding out the actual answer to this question it is 4.7 billion however, this is unlikely to be the straw that breaks the prime minister's back.

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