Theresa May malfunctions during interview on International Women’s Day

Written by Dods staff on 8 March 2018 in Diary

Watch: The PM was stumped by a question about her ‘perfect get-together’ with girlfriends.

Various politicians have been making the most of International Women’s Day.

In the Commons, Labour MP Jess Phillips read out a list she said included the names of all the women killed by male violence since the last International Women's Day. 

Shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon took the opportunity to tell the world that one of his favourite books is Nancy Stout’s biography of Celia Sánchez – “an incredible woman & leader of the Cuban Revolution who dedicated her life to tackling poverty, inequality and racism”. 

And Boris Johnson donned a special t-shirt for his morning run.




Having a bit more trouble was Theresa May, who appeared to malfunction when hit with a question by ITV’s Julie Etchingham about what she would do to let her “hair down” on her “perfect get-together” with her “girlfriends”.

The shell-shocked prime minister responded: “What a question!”

She then made it clear that she was “not going to have time to have the girls round” whether it was International Women’s Day or not.







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