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These photos of Theresa May awkwardly eating chips have become a huge meme

Has she seen a chip before?

THERESA MAY HAS been having a weird few months, hasn’t she? Brexit, holding hands with Trump, general elections, and now this.

General Election 2017 Source: PA Wire/PA Images

The British Prime Minister has been getting out of London for a bit, heading down to Cornwall yesterday for some hand-shaking and baby-kissing.

There, she was handed a cup of chips, a well-known tasty snack.

Or is it? Because she didn’t seem all that familiar with the concept.

General Election 2017 Source: PA Wire/PA Images

“What is this? Oh, you eat them? With your hands? …Jolly good.”

General Election 2017 Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Not convinced by the whole thing, is she?

The reaction to the pictures was swift, as you may well imagine – and they’re well on their way to becoming the next big political meme.

theresa Source: Twitter/@MattTurner4L

“Trademark sinister look.” LOL.


The Guardian has suggested that ‘Theresa May eating a chips’ is the ‘Ed Miliband eating a bacon sandwich’ of 2017. The former Labour leader appears to agree:

ed miliband Source: Twitter/@Ed_Miliband

In these uncertain times, we’ll take whatever we can get.

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