It looks like British Prime Minister Theresa May has become the next Margaret Thatcher as she dominated her first Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). She said:
You refer to me as the second woman Prime Minister, in my years here in this House I’ve long heard the Labour Party asking what the Conservative Party does for women – well, just keep making us Prime Minister.
Then she railed against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Corbyn asked May about her position on those with insecure jobs, “pointing to planned trade union curbs and the use of so-called zero-hours contracts.” She used it to show the parallels to those people with those in the Labour Party due to infighting:
She said “I suspect there are many members on the Opposition benches who might be familiar with an unscrupulous boss; a boss who doesn’t listen to his workers; a boss who requires some of his workers to double their workload; and maybe even a boss who exploits the rules to further his own career.”
Leaning forward and fixing Mr Corbyn with a direct stare, she added: “Remind him of anybody?”
In The Telegraph, John McTernan said:
Why did this work? Partly because it was a little unexpected – Theresa May has been known for directness rather than humour. But mostly because it was done sincerely – it aimed to hurt and it succeeded.
Both [former Prime Minister David] Cameron and [former chancellor George] Osborne had a little too much smirking superiority in the Commons. Not our new PM – superiority is just fine for her. She will make Corbyn pay at the despatch box – if the Labour Party are stupid enough to re-elect him.
The Labour Party erupted against Corbyn after the UK voted to leave the European Union. They passed a no confidence vote against Corbyn 172-40 on June 28. People inside the party felt Corbyn and his office hampered the party’s campaign to keep Britain in the European Union.
Former Prime Minister David Cameron even told Corbyn to leave during one of his last PMQs:
“It might be my party’s interest for him to sit there, it’s not in the national interest and I would say, for heaven’s sake, man, go!” he said at the House of Commons.
Here is a video of her first session:
Here is Thatcher’s last PMQ session:DONATE
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