Despite facing ridicule after awkwardly dancing with South African children earlier in the week, Theresa May dusted off her famous ‘Maybot’ moves for a second time yesterday as she joined in a dance with a group of Kenyan Scouts during the final leg of her African tour.
The Prime Minster, who was meeting Kenyan scouts and girl guides after touring a United Nations building in Kenya, mirrored the youngsters’ moves adding a new poking swimming motion to her repertoire.
When asked about her dancing earlier this week, Mrs May laughed off her critics, saying: “I suspect my dancing this morning might not make it on to Strictly.”
Mrs May also tried her hand at ten pin bowling and did some keepy-uppies with a plastic football before locals showed her how bags and bottles can be recycled and used to make everyday items like balls, dolls, a dolls house, a dress and tennis rackets.
She then and then bowled a ball at nine plastic bottles, achieving a strike. Rating her performance, she said: “That’s better than I normally do”.
Earlier in the day, during a press conference alongside Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, she talked about the close security and trading ties Britain has with Kenya.
Discussing the post-Brexit UK, Mrs May said she wanted a “good relationship with the EU while having the freedom to negotiate trade deals,” and denied she was setting Britain on a track to be a ‘vassal state’ that follows EU rules without helping to set them.
Obviously, we are in negotiations with the European Union, but I believe our proposals are not just good for the UK, but they are good for the EU as well.
Mrs May added the she believes her Chequers plan, which has been heavily criticised by those inside and out of the Conservative Party, offers economic flexibility, saying: “It ensures that we can maintain a good trading relationship with the EU while having the freedom to negotiate trade deals on our own behalf around the rest of the world.”