Mirror Chicken catches Theresa May in flight as she admits jitters about Jeremy Corbyn winning
The Mirror Chicken caught Theresa May in flight yesterday, after she admitted Jeremy Corbyn replacing her in Number 10 was a possibility.
Our feathered friend was barred from her speech in Bridgend, South Wales, so couldn’t ask the PM why she is too chicken to debate the Labour leader on TV.
But despite Tory campaign chiefs’ best efforts we were able to get a snap with Ms May as she fled the scene.
The Prime Ministers handlers tried their best to stop her from meeting the public, sneaking her into the Brecka Community Centre before journalists arrived.
(Photo: Daily Mirror)
Ms May then spoke to an audience of Tory activists – before taking questions from a few hand picked reporters.
Earlier, our poultry pal proved the early bird gets the worm – and caught Jeremy Hunt trying to sneak into Number 10 for an early morning cabinet meeting.
The chicken squawked: “Why is your boss chickening out of the TV debates, Health Secretary?"
But the repre-hen-sible Tory minister stayed silent as he strutted into Downing Street.
Mrs May visited Wales a day after a shock polling put the Tories ahead of Labour in the region for the first time in decades.
But she urged Tory activists not to be complacent, warning Jeremy Corbyn could end up in Number 10 after June’s general election.
“Make no mistake,” she said. “It could happen.”
The Conservatives have been up to 25 points ahead in opinion polls that have given them some of their biggest leads in decades.
But that huge apparent lead has prompted jitters among Tory sources, who are afraid of their voters staying home because they think victory is in the bag.
Mrs May said: “Remember the opinion polls were wrong in the general election. They were wrong in the referendum last year.
“And Jeremy Corbyn himself has said he was a 200/1 outsider for the Labour leadership in 2015 and look where that one went.
"So we must not be complacent and I’m not complacent."
It’s the first time the Prime Minister has been seen in public since the end of last week despite being less than 50 days from a general election.
Her surprise remarks come after the Tories hired David Cameron ’s election guru Lynton Crosby – a mastermind of using curveball comments to grab media attention.
Mr Crosby’s staff are now working with the Tory election machine inside the party’s Westminster HQ.
Jeremy Corbyn has clearly ruled out entering a coalition with the SNP after the general election – and the Lib Dems have ruled out a coalition with anyone.
But Mrs May and her top team continue to claim voting Labour would lead to a “coalition of chaos”.