The moment Theresa May stood to present her revised Brexit deal to the House of Commons lawmakers, it was clear to many that she had a rough period of vigorous negotiations, which ultimately reflected on her voice.
Many commentators likened May's physical weakness to her shaky political position, as she called on the MPs to back her EU divorce agreement, telling them that "if this deal is not passed then Brexit could be lost."
TheresaMay's physically weak voice is a metaphor for her political position.— Coastal Copywriter (@BizzyWizz1) March 12, 2019
Oh dear, Theresa May's voice has gone…as well as any chances of her deal getting enough votes.— Spartacus (@neilharris73) March 12, 2019
Not a great day for Theresa May to be losing her voice. On her feet now in the House of Commons #Brexit— Samantha Hawley (@samanthahawley) March 12, 2019
Theresa May has an ominous frog in her throat, but says: "If you think my voice is bad you should hear Jean-Claude Juncker."— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) March 12, 2019
Others noted that it wasn't the first time the Prime Minister lost her voice during an important event. When she delivered her keynote speech at the Conservative Party conference in 2017, the PM was also struck by the ‘lost voice' mishap, as she struggled to hold back bad cough.
BREAKING: Theresa May's lost her voice again.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 12, 2019
Oh no. Theresa May's voice has gone again. You've got to feel sorry for her. Terrible luck.— Iain Dale (@IainDale) March 12, 2019
I think Nicholas Briggs is doing Theresa May's voice in the Commons today.— Neil Perryman (@wifeinspace) March 12, 2019
As she tried to convince the MPs to support her Brexit deal, Theresa May told the Parliament she had secured "improvements" from the European Union following extended negotiations with EU chiefs in Brussels.
If May's deal is defeated on Tuesday, the MPs will be back in the House of Commons on 13 March to decide whether they support a no-deal Brexit. If 'no deal' is off the table, 14 March will see British lawmakers vote for the delay of Brexit.