Theresa May was given a tough time over the Tories’ record during a Facebook live Q&A with ITV this afternoon – not least by Jeremy Corbyn.
Tory spin doctors have ruled out the PM’s participation in TV debates because they are worried she will look weak and wobbly rather than strong and stable.
So Corbyn has found new ways to challenge the Tory leader and get his point across to the public.
The Labour leader is fond of putting the public’s questions to May at Prime Minister’s Question Time.
But this time he cheekily stole the spotlight from the Tory PM during her web chat by submitting his own question for the PM to host Robert Peston along with thousands of other Facebook users.
Peston put the question to the Maybot and she replied:
“What I think is more important is that he and I take questions directly from the voters. I don’t think you get much from seeing politicians sort of having a go at each other. I think people want to hear directly.”
May forgets that more than 7 million people watched “politicians sort of having a go at each other” before the last general election.
The interview was only otherwise notable for the constant stream of angry red faces rolling across the screen as May spoke – 10,000 to be precise.
Theresa May's Facebook Live interview is going well pic.twitter.com/ep85htOVMN
— Ben Skipper (@bskipper27) May 15, 2017
Now where’s that chicken emoji…