Theresa May looked bemused yesterday when accused of admitting that Brexit had squeezed people on lower wages
A journalist accused Theresa May yesterday saying that Brexit had had an impact on wages.
Mrs May’s reaction says it all.
A kind of shocked bemused reaction by the Prime Minister.
The journalist said: “You admitted that Brexit was partly to blame for his family’s struggles and you also said there would be a couple of years of uncertainty.
“Do you now say there will be a squeeze on the cost of living for workers until Brexit is complete?”
Zia Karim, the employee who had quizzed the Prime Minister, takes home £300 a week and had said that the 2.7 per cent rise in inflation in the three months to March, had left him struggling, as wages only rose over that period by 1.9 per cent.
The Prime Minister looked utterly confused before she responded to the question.
She replied: “If I may, I didn’t actually say Brexit is responsible for trouble that he had.
“I did say that we had of course seen an impact on inflation from changed to the currency over the last few months.
“And that, as everybody knows, we’re going to a negotiation on Brexit over the next two years and the final deal, that special relationship, special partnership that we want to build with Europe will be for those negotiations.”
The Prime Minister assured voters in Stoke-on-Trent that the Conservatives were the only party who could deliver Brexit.
She said: “I think we are the best party to take us through Brexit because I think there are two things you need if you are looking at Brexit.
“First of all you do need to be pretty strong in what are going to be tough negotiations with Europe. We have seen in recent weeks, it’s going to be tough. Some of the things that have been said about our future.
“We are committed, we are the only party that are really committed ensuring that we do this, I think it’s important.