Theresa May’s attempts in her Conservative Party Conference speech to shed her ‘Maybot’ image and rehabilitate faith in her leadership after a disastrous showing during last year’s speech received a mixed response from the public and online commentators.
Referencing the mockery she received after her awkward and robotic dancing on film during her visit to Nairobi, Kenya in August, Mrs May emerged on stage to the tune of ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’, dancing and laughing in a rare moment of self-deprecation and humour.
Whether you saw the prime minister’s disco dancing as a triumphant show of retaliation against personal attacks on her robotic public personality, a cynical PR move to offset criticism of her speech’s policies in media coverage, or simply the natural extension of a political debate entirely beholden to showbiz-style stunts in a post-Trump era, your Twitter feed was probably buzzing.
Here are this week’s best tweets:
— Luke (@Mr_LukeBenson) 3 October 2018
you are the dancing queen
lost her seats, now 317
feel that heat from the DUP
— Jonathan (@demarionunn) 3 October 2018
The Imperial March pic.twitter.com/fuJrehX2vw
— Theresa May Dancing to Stuff (@dancingtheresaM) 3 October 2018
Leaked document reveals other songs considered for Theresa May’s conference speech: pic.twitter.com/cu7jjyfEoL
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) 4 October 2018