Theresa May’s bad night at the Standard theatre awards

Theresa May's bad night at the Standard theatre awards
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It's probably for the best that Theresa May wasn't present at last night's Evening Standard theatre awards. Mr S understands that the Prime Minister found herself in the firing line twice, with both Patrick Stewart and Lord Lloyd Webber using their stage time to take aim.

First Stewart -- the Star Trek actor -- attacked May over her grammar school proposals. Then Andrew Lloyd Webber -- the Tory peer who flew from New York to vote against the tax credits Lords rebellion  -- criticised the PM over cuts to art funding. At least May can take heart that luvvies aren't known for being on side.

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