British PM Theresa May kicks off keynote speech with ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'

Hugh Fox
October 4, 2018

The best verb to describe what British Prime Minister Theresa May is doing as she enters the stage in this clip above? She's just as dorky as a dancer as 99% of us.

Oh, and then there's been all the times she's been photographed curtseying oddly to members of the royal family - something that's also not hepled establish her as the world's most agile being.

Mrs May also referenced her dancing a number of times in the speech, which focused on Britain's departure from the European Union and took aim at opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Theresa May brought a little bit of Mama Mia to the Conservative party conference on Wednesday morning as she danced to Dancing Queen by Abba ahead of her speech.

Naturally, within the blink of an eye, the internet had jumped onto Twitter to share their disbelief.

The move was a self-deprecating response to the negative comments about her tribal dancing during a tour of Africa earlier in the summer.

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As prime minister her party instigated attacks on Diane Abbott during the last general election, and as home secretary approved the "go home vans".

May later said his speech made her "cross". "That is the approach I have taken on Brexit", she said.

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