Theresa May makes a bid to move from the Maybot to the Meerkat
Watch: The PM used a catchphrase that was last popular a decade ago.
Theresa May has confirmed that MPs will be given a vote on whether or not to delay Brexit if she cannot get the House of Commons to back her EU deal.
The move has pushed the ERG into full outrage mode with Jacob Rees Mogg fretting about “a plot to stop Brexit altogether”.
Also causing consternation in the Commons was the prime minister’s response to a question about Brexit from the SNP’s Ian Blackford.
Demonstrating the paucity of her cultural references, May resorted to quoting Aleksadr the meerkat – the the official mascot of the Compare the Market price comparison site who was big about a decade ago.
“If he wants to end the uncertainly, and deal with the issue he raised, in his response to my statement, then he should vote for a deal: Simples.”