Netizens take potshots at 'lonely' May

Social media on Friday mocked embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May over a photograph of her sitting alone in a room awaiting EU Brexit talks, calling it a "metaphor" for her isolated position. In the viral snap, May is seen alone at a large t
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Social media on Friday mocked embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May over a photograph of her sitting alone in a room awaiting EU Brexit talks, calling it a "metaphor" for her isolated position. In the viral snap, May is seen alone at a large table decorated with four potted plants, apparently lost in her thoughts. She was in fact waiting for European Council President Donald Tusk, with whom she was to hold talks to try to break the deadlock in Brexit negotiations. Internet users quickly drew parallels between the image and her isolation, both within the Brexit talks with the 27 other EU nations, and within her own Conservative party, where she is under pressure after losing the party's majority in Parliament in June snap elections.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 22, 2017, with the headline 'Netizens take potshots at 'lonely' May'. Print Edition | Subscribe