A Puppet of Theresa May to Fill in While the Real One Runs and Hides

Thanks to everyone who liked the cardboard puppets I made of Ian Duncan Smith and David Cameron to satirise them. It’s great to be appreciated. As I said in an earlier post on Saturday, I was going to have to make a similar cardboard puppet of Theresa May, as the real one seemed to be doing her best to run and hide from the media and the general public. She announced that she wasn’t going to appear on the leader debates. The Beeb decided instead that they’d simply keep an open seat for her. She also made it clear that she would not be talking to the press, or the public except in very carefully stage managed conditions.

Just how far and how fast she runs away from the public is shown in a piece Mike has put up this morning over at Vox Political. Graham Mills, a senior citizen in Dudley, said he was very disappointed with her when he met her campaigning in his street. He’d been cutting his lawn, but she wanted to cut across it to talk to him. He didn’t allow her, because he’d only just cut it. Talking to her, he found her nervous and evasive. She did not give him a clear answer why she was avoiding debating with the other party leaders. She also didn’t answer him properly when he asked her why she was still repeating the lie that Labour would go into coalition with the SNP, when this had been shown to be false. Again, no proper answer. When she did answer, it was simply to give stock Tory answers.

Just how pathetic she is at campaigning publicly is shown in a list produced by Scott Nelson on Twitter. Corbyn has spoken publicly in eleven cities, including my own fair town of Bristol. May has only spoken in four, and these were all private premises. There were two factories, a golf club and a private club.

Needless to say, Laura Kuenssberg, the extremely biased reporter for the Beeb, has been trying to give this some positive spin. She said that May was being content to let Labour stew in its own juice.

See Mike’s article at: http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/04/25/theresa-may-is-warned-get-off-my-lawn-while-labour-fires-up-the-grassroots/

Mike’s also posted up some very funny memes of people looking for May, and doctor’s looking for her brain once they’ve found her.

Actually, her reaction shows precisely why the media, the Tories and the Blairites are so afraid of Corbyn. Richard Seymour in his book on the Labour leader, Corbyn: The strange Rebirth of Radical Politics, says that they fear and despise him because he uses old-fashioned methods of campaigning. He does not use focus groups, but puts himself through the gruelling process of actually going to places, standing in front of crowds and speaking to them. And he does actually speak to them. He uses their language, and uses a fully formed argument. He doesn’t use soundbites.

And so the Tories, Blairites and their lackeys, like Laura ‘What’s Impartiality?’ Kuenssberg are desperate to smear the Labour leader. Or simply not report anything substantial he says.

Well, to make up for May’s appearance in public, I have indeed produced a cardboard puppet of her. Here it is.

I’ve put a tab in it, so that the mouth can be worked. Here it is with its mouth closed.

So I’ll be putting this in various posts to fill in for the real Prime Minister, as this ‘strong, confident leader’ does her level best to run away from the public she’s to whom she lies, and which her party is determined to impoverish and exploit.

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2 Responses to “A Puppet of Theresa May to Fill in While the Real One Runs and Hides”

  1. Florence Says:

    Good caricature. Although you would be forgiven if you have actually left a blank space with just the Cheshire Cat’s Smile for her actual presence on the campaign trail.

    It is quite disturbing to see the MSM following the pattern they adopted under Brexit, whereby a short clip of one politician is followed by another saying something else, with little or no analysis or dissection of what was said. Tonight there was the classic BBC “impartiality”, showing a very short clip of Corbyn and one sentence about his Brexit policy and then one of May calling him deluded, and that was it. Very dangerous and disturbing progress by the MSM along the path of creating a dictator, IMHO.

    • Beastrabban Says:

      Definitely, and some of the radical American internet news shows I’ve reblogged, like The Young Turks and The Jimmy Dore Show, have been calling the American media out on it. They’ve been attacking them for the way they interpret impartiality to giving each party the same weight, even when one side – nearly always the Republicans – are wrong or lying. Never mind that what they’re saying is factually incorrect, the media just treats it all as a matter of opinion. That’s when the media itself isn’t biased, as in the case of Fox News, which is die-hard Republican, or MSNBC, which is corporate Democrat.

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