Theresa’s doomed to fail this screen test
I CAN’T imagine why Theresa May would want to go head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn on a televised Brexit debate. If there’s one thing we know it’s that he’s an accomplished performer with an actor’s sense of timing and easy manner, whereas she comes across as the unpopular headmistress who has cancelled sports day.
And there’s another problem. May’s a woman, which means she will automatically be harshly j udged on appearance rather than substance.
Corbyn just has to make sure he hasn’t got any food in his beard and that his tie isn’t stained. The wrinkles around his eyes make him look like he has a sense of humour and his accent is engagingly democratic, no matter what he says.
May, on the other hand, will be judged – and unfortunately by other women most of all – on how worn-out she looks and how snooty and out-of-touch she sounds. If I were her, I’d steer well clear.