Theresa May accused of ‘premature parliamentary ejaculation’

By Jennifer McKiernan, Press Association Political Staff
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Theresa May accused of ‘premature parliamentary ejaculation’

Labour MP Rupa Huq made the claim over the Brexit vote.

The Prime Minister has had “a premature parliamentary ejaculation” over her decision to delay the Brexit vote, according to a Labour MP.

Rupa Huq made the claim after listing previous U-turns by Theresa May.

The phrase echoes Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, who fluffed a line about Brexit being an “erotic spasm” in his party conference speech, instead saying “exotic spresm”.

Speaking after Mrs May’s latest statement to the Commons on deciding to ditch the meaningful vote on her deal, Dr Huq said the Prime Minister had lost trust on Brexit.

She said: “Nine times the Prime Minister assured us there would be no early General Election, yet still it happened.

“As recently as this morning her hapless band of ever-changing ministers were out on the airwaves assuring us there would be a meaningful vote tomorrow, before this latest twist – this sort of premature Parliamentary ejaculation – that has put the lie to the claim she sticks to her guns.

“When she won’t even tell us when the vote is deferred to, it would appear the lady is for turning.

“How can we ever trust anything she ever says again?”

There were hoots of laughter and one MP muttered “wow, wow that’s strong”.

Mrs May appeared to enjoy the joke, which came after nearly three hours of hostile questioning.

She responded: “If she looks carefully, she will see I I am not capable of a  parliamentary ejaculation.”