Consider, if you will, these tweets.
Of course Theresa May isn’t calling a snap election, Labour is doing a fine job of destroying itself https://t.co/06gU3G1YFM— The Independent (@Independent) March 22, 2017
Theresa May says NO to a snap election as Tories fear Lib Dem Remainers could win extra seats https://t.co/JoqbChYcBE— Sun Politics (@SunPolitics) March 20, 2017
Three former Tory chairmen urge Theresa May to rule out snap election (now No 10 appears to have taken their advice)https://t.co/FZVqT2gMRV— Joe Murphy (@JoeMurphyLondon) March 20, 2017
So: hm. I mean: the first tweets say that Theresa May had said no to a snap election. All caps no, in fact. NO to a snap election. But also she’s definitely called a snap election, hasn’t she. She’s definitely called a snap election.
It’s almost like – and bear with me on this one – it’s almost like Theresa May was having us on when she REPEATEDLY said there wasn’t going to be a snap election.
June, 2016: “there should be no general election until 2020”.
September, 2016: “I’m not going to be calling a snap election”.
October, 2016: “a general election before 2020 would cause instability”.
March, 2017: “there is not going to be a general election”.