Theresa May weaponises Harry Potter as she upstages school kid
Watch: The PM revealed that she had read all of the books.
Theresa May has declared that she is a keen Harry Potter fan – but has refused to say which of the characters she is most like.
The prime minister made the revelation during a chat with schoolchildren in Birmingham
After one child told May he was still on the fourth book, the prime minister upstaged the youngster by saying: "I've read them all. They are all very good."
At a later campaign event, the prime minister was tight-lipped when pressed on her previously-unheard of passion for JK Rowling’s bestselling books about the schoolboy wizard.
Asked which character she identified with, May laughed uneasily and said: "No you can’t ask me that. I don’t think I’m similar to any of the characters in Harry Potter, but they are a great read for adults as well as children."
The prime minister’s remarks were met with the usual mixture of sarcasm and derision on social media.
"Not surprising. She lives in her own fantasy world," said one wag on Twitter.
In a reference to May’s recent comments on the One Show, another user asked: "Does she think it's a girls book or a boys book?"
And a third person said: "Lucky her. Once the libraries close and wages drop further most people will not be able to access such literature."
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