WATCH: ‘Dancing around the truth’ – Judges mark May out of 10

PUBLISHED: 13:27 04 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:43 04 October 2018

Prime minister Theresa May dances as she arrives on stage to make her speech at the Conservative annual conference 
Photo: PA / Victoria Jones

Prime minister Theresa May dances as she arrives on stage to make her speech at the Conservative annual conference Photo: PA / Victoria Jones

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The assembled journalists in Birmingham gasped as Theresa May danced towards the podium for her conference speech.

From a leader who answers questions with stock quotes and robotic phrases it was something of a shock.

She did achieve something of course: She managed to get the nation talking about her conference speech, even if it was the jig rather than the words.

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But then, as journalist Kevin Maguire told Good Morning Britain, “she would prefer us to talk about the dance than the contents of her speech”.

Writing in Daily Mirror Jason Beattie wrote: “Theresa May waltzed on to the stage, and then spent the next hour dancing around the truth.”

But the Times leader was kinder saying: “It was not her usual robotic performance. We need to see more of this.”

And the Sun loved it: “She began with Dancing Queen, delivered some good news on Money, Money, Money and invited us to Take A Chance On Me.”

Read The New European’s view on the speech here.

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