Does anyone think Richard Armitage and Theresa May have a few temperamental affinities?
OK, obviously not on the human rights issue. She’s a bit scary on that front. But personally. Excerpts from the Financial Times article:
She was “not a showy politician,” she added. “I do not tour the television studios, I do not gossip about people over lunch, I do not go drinking in Parliament’s bars, I do not often wear my heart on my sleeve. I just get on with the job in front of me.”
One minister who is supporting Mrs May’s leadership bid said that when he first campaigned to enter parliament she had spent time door-knocking to drum up support for him — a sign of how “down to earth” she was. “She does not spend days on end plotting in the tea room or making grand speeches,” he said. “She will just go out and get on with it.”
Although she generally steers clear of the media limelight, she does hold occasional lunches and drinks parties for female lobby correspondents.
One journalist who attended a drinks party with her said that although Mrs May had tried to be sociable, she came across as “rather awkward, not great at small talk, almost shy”.