Theresa May pretends to fall asleep during Brexiteer’s House of Commons speech

Theresa May pretended to fall asleep in the House of Commons on Tuesday, as one of her Eurosceptic colleagues started to speak about the European Union.

While 82-year-old Tory MP Bill Cash subjected the chamber to an anecdote about the Maastricht Treaty, the former prime minister slumped over in her seat, feigning boredom.

Mr Cash made the remark as he paid tribute to the late Betty Boothroyd, former Commons speaker who died yesterday aged 93.

He discussed, at length, her handling of a row over the treaty in 1992, sparking the humorous response from Ms May.

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