Desperately short of excuses after her apparent refusal to allow Parliament to vote on the deal with the EU regarding Brexit, Theresa May has now put full blame on her twin sister, Meryl.
"No, it wasn't me in the Commons yesterday", puffed an astonished Prime Minister outside her No. 10 door. "Meryl is always up to such pranks. I was varnishing my nails at the time. You should have recognized her because she doesn't wear silly shoes like me. Otherwise she's the spitting image. Certainly fooled Parliament, the rascal!"
Journalists confronted May pointing out that she was in fact an only child.
"Oh no, wrong again. Sounds like fake news. We're monozygotic twins, identical to the last nasal hair. And of course it's too late now. She's ruined it for me. I'll just have to go back to Brussels and all those wonderful cities in Europe again. What a shame. Silly Meryl! Thank you and godbye."
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was sceptical. "I must confess, I didn't know that and, well she did take her off extremely well. What a blow for poor Theresa. I guess she did want us to vote, after all. But it's a difficult situation for the British public to handle, isn't it? I mean, they must think they don't know what to believe and what not...Strange".
May's chauffeur hadn't noticed either. "I don't pay attention to be honest. Just open the door and drive. Could be my Aunt Sally for all I know. But she doesn't live in Downing Street, so it's probably not. Hope that helps......"
The plot thickens