It was a big day in the Houses of Commons on Wednesday. PMQs were followed by Philip Hammond delivering his first full budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer since he took up the role last July.
But his statement on the fiscal plans and forecast for coming years was overshadowed somewhat by the bizarre behaviour of Prime Minister Theresa May.
During PMQs she was confronted by Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn about the alleged Surrey County Council ‘sweetheart deal’, which reportedly led to them dropping plans for a referendum on raising council tax.
The question elicited a manic chuckle from May that had many confused and not a little scared.
Corbyn asked: “The texts, Mr Speaker, said there was a memorandum of understanding. The Prime Minister said there was no deal. She now is unclear about this. Did she actually know what arrangement was made with Surrey County Council? She’s unkeen on answering questions on that.”
The Prime Minister’s reaction was an exaggerated laugh to the skies that confounded everyone.
Be afraid, be very afraid. We can only guess she was summoning up evil spirits, or had suddenly been possessed by Mumm-Ra the Ever-living…
Theresa May has an…. interesting way of laughing pic.twitter.com/JiGXGRP6QM
— Jon Stone (@joncstone) March 8, 2017
— Sophia (@Sophiablahbla) March 8, 2017
Theresa May wants to eat your dreams. pic.twitter.com/vwlGsPrynh
— Rob McDougall (@Rob__Mac) March 8, 2017
Theresa May looks like she's evolving into her final form. pic.twitter.com/5hDZzF0VUG
— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) March 8, 2017
— George Peterson (@petersongeorged) March 8, 2017
— KHODU (@txsneeem) March 8, 2017
This UK Exorcist remake is terrifying pic.twitter.com/tVbLCfRrH3
— Jack Lang (@jacklang) March 8, 2017
— Nicole Morley (@NicoleMorleyPet) March 8, 2017
Theresa May now with added audio pic.twitter.com/MorLBFRZVV
— Olaf Falafel (@OFalafel) March 8, 2017
No way she's human https://t.co/QNxH72xPsS
— Lüke (@KopiteLuke1892) March 8, 2017
Housing Benefit Cuts
Get what yer given Brexit
NHS Social Care
Theresa May folks
— Jo Phillips (@joglasg) March 8, 2017