Theresa May has failed to get a taxi after repeatedly dodging a question from the driver about where she would like to go.
The Prime Minister had been on a by-election campaign visit to Copeland, where she had repeatedly dodged a question about closing a maternity ward, before hailing a cab.
Asked “Where to?” by the driver, Mrs May said: “First of all, the Labour party have been misleading in their representation of where I would like to go. Trudy Harrison, our candidate, knows the importance of the destination being correct. What is important-”
“Where do you want to go?” said the driver.
“What is important,” Mrs May pressed on, “is that Trudy Harrison is a candidate who has made clear her views on the destination, not just to me but to ministers.
“But she’s also somebody who has a track record of going to the right place.”
“Where do you want go, though?” said the driver.
“The Labour Party has been completely misleading about my position on this subject-”
“What is your position on it?” said the driver.
“What I’ve said about this subject – and Trudy Harrison has made very clear to me the importance of going to the right place – there is an issue about going to the wrong place.
“Trudy has come up with a very sensible idea that I need to go to the right place, and that is something that I am looking at.”
“Fuck off,” said the driver.