Corbynistas send May back to… fields of wheat

Judging by social media this evening, it would seem that The Archers had produced a particularly dramatic episode involving fields of wheat.

wheat from Flickr via Wylio
© 2012 Jon Bunting, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio

But the dozens of allusions on Twitter referred not to the farmers’ drama but to the mockeries of Theresa May by Labour sympathisers, after a 10pm poll exit predicted a failure by the Prime Minister to secure a majority.

Asked by Julie Etchingham on the ITV’s Tonight programme what the naughtiest thing she had done as a child had been, the Prime Minister said that she had upset farmers by trampling fields of wheat. The response has prompted amusement on social media, with #wheatfields galore trending since Wednesday.

Again there were rural images tonight.

With Paddy Power, one of the bookies to have slashed the odds of Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister, joining in the fun:

 

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