Theresa May hammered over PMQs austerity defence

Things don't get any easier for Theresa May

Things don't get any easier for Theresa May

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Theresa May has faced a predictable torrent of criticism after her latest appearance at Prime Minister's Questions.

During a heated exchange with Jeremy Corbyn today, May defended the Government's austerity programme and sounded a note of defiance following frenzied speculation about the public sector pay cap.

The Prime Minister said she didn't want Britain to end up like Greece, and thus the country must "live within its means" to ensure the deficit is reduced.

But this wasn't enough for many commentators on Twitter, who pointed out that May found £1bn for a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to keep herself in power just a few days ago.

Some wags also said Greece is actually doing better than Britain at the moment.

Click below to see some of the angriest responses. If you're of a Conservative disposition, possibly best to look away now.