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In these times of austerity, Theresa May has managed to find £1bn to give to the Democratic Unionist Party as part of the two parties’ “confidence and supply” deal.
The hefty sum will help boost health, education and infrastructure spending in Northern Ireland.
It’s come as a bit of a shock to those who watched May tell a nurse in the general election campaign that there was “no magic money tree” to increase stagnant wages.
But now, people are overjoyed the tree has apparently been found. They have a few requests, using the hashtag #AskMayForMoney
From the big:
Hi @theresa_may Could you give the tree a shake and find a pay rise for nurses please? And an Oasis reunion in my garden. #AskMayForMoney — Rachael Swindon (@Rachael Swindon)
#AskMayForMoney I want a big fuck off dinosaur with a rainbow flag on its head and a boat to get it to Belfast. — Mike Gartside (@Mike Gartside)
To the small:
#AskMayForMoney Dear @theresa_may Please can you shake that Magic Money Tree and re-hire the lollypop lady outside my kids' school? Ta. 😘 — Phil #BDS 🟨🟥 (@Phil #BDS 🟨🟥)
@theresa_may i would like a car so my 70 year old dad does not have to drive miles for daughters MH appointments #askmayformoney — ☮️🦋🌸𝓛𝓲𝓷𝓭𝓪 🌸🦋☮️🟨🟥 (@☮️🦋🌸𝓛𝓲𝓷𝓭𝓪 🌸🦋☮️🟨🟥)
Hi @theresa_may I'd like a private jet and breast augmentation, please... Oh, and all student debt paid off. Thanks love x — Suzie Floozy (@Suzie Floozy)
To some very strong words:
Dear PM(ish)money desperately needed for NHS;education (all sectors);social housing; social care;restoring benefits to needy #AskMayForMoney — Maureen alcorn#FBPE (@Maureen alcorn#FBPE)
I'd like decent pay and compensation for our emergency services #AskMayForMoney — Jemima ❄️❄️❄️ (@Jemima ❄️❄️❄️)
@theresa_may remember NHS, education, homelessness, disabled people? Spend OUR taxes there rather than buying your position
#AskMayForMoney — Fitzy (@Fitzy)
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