Tories Keep Doing This Incredibly Awkward Thing With Their Legs

by : Tom Percival on : 05 Jun 2016 14:05
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Whoever the Conservative Party have been getting in to do their media training must be a secret leftie because they’re starting to look so ridiculous it must be intentional sabotage. 

This Thursday David Cameron appeared on Sky News, to be grilled by the great British public on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union.


So how did he decide to stand to convey power and authority? Well kind of like an overgrown man child who’d just shit himself…

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Seriously what’s going on with this pose? His legs are about as far apart as Conservative and Labour’s manifestos!

Not that he’s the only one who’s trying and failing to adopt the ‘power stance’.


Here’s Teresa May looking particularly uncomfortable as she tries to adopt an authoritative pose and ends up looking like an awkward drunk struggling to stay upright.

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Michael Gove also had a go at looking powerful, and ended up looking as though he’s surprised to find himself of TV.


Even the Conservative’s arch-traitor Boris Johnson’s copied the move when leaving his house in Islington, and again looks like a man who’s ten sheets to the wind.

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Of course never one to miss the chance to embarrass himself George Gideon Osborne’s a big fan of the stance…

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Seriously he looks like a toddler wearing his dad’s business suit who’s wandered on stage…

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While it’s fun to think that the Tories have accidentally employed the actors from season three of Blackadder to teach them how to deliver a speech it’s far more likely that the they’re so out of touch with the rest of humanity that they can’t even use their own bodies.

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Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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  1. i100

    Tories keep doing that incredibly weird thing with their legs