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It seems that some Conservative MPs already have a new nickname for Theresa May.And it's disturbing.
Sun journalist Harry Cole today tweeted:
Had second old school Tory MP - in all seriousness - refer to the Prime Minister as “mummy” on the phone today. That's twice in a week.
Had second old school Tory MP - in all seriousness - refer to the Prime Minister as "mummy" on the phone today. That's twice in a week. — Harry Cole (@Harry Cole)
Yes, this was our first reaction too.
@MrHarryCole @BraidenHT https://t.co/EqXhYACn8v — Iwan Rhys (@Iwan Rhys)
@MrHarryCole I just read out your tweet in the newsroom and it prompted quite the queasy groan. — Alexander Smith (@Alexander Smith)
@MrHarryCole "There once was a man named Oedipus Rex, you may have heard about his odd complex..." https://t.co/PIDvaZkJAY — Callum May (@Callum May)
The Sun’s Westminster correspondent has not yet revealed who these “old school” Tory MPs are – which for their sake is perhaps just as well.
The nickname is vaguely reminiscent of alt-right fanatic Milo Yiannopoulos, who famously calls Donald Trump “Daddy”.
@MrHarryCole @adamboultonSKY Well a lot of trump supporters call him Daddy... — Laura Perrins (@Laura Perrins)
And of course Mike Pence, who infamously refers to his wife as 'Mother'.
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