THERESA May has ruled out a TV debate because the voters she wants to reach have the wireless on with their cup of tea.
The prime minister told Radio 4’s Today that her target audience stopped trusting the television when it went from three to four channels, and nowadays only turn it on for their grandchildren.
She continued: “I’ve no interest whatsoever in reaching out to the young, or the middle-aged, or anyone capable of higher cognitive functions like changing the channel.
“No, the voters I want are those who shuffle around suburban homes imagining they’re manning a fortress of English values besieged by immigrant hordes.
“Ideally they’re over 75, have never missed an election, and are unable to separate the whispering voice of a local radio presenter saying ‘Bring back the real money’ from their own thoughts.
“And I have called an election now so the future that these true, stalwart Britons believe in can be set in stone before they all pass on.”
82-year-old Mary Fisher said: “I like that woman they have now. She’s right what she says about a good deal for Britain. The other man sounds scruffy.”