May heckled and booed during Edinburgh Fringe visit
The Prime Minister was heckled as she watched a performance by the Soweto Gospel Choir.
Theresa May was booed and heckled during a visit to a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Prime Minister met members of the Soweto Gospel Choir, who are performing in the Scottish capital as part of the massive arts festival.
But as she arrived for their performance at Edinburgh’s Assembly Hall, she was greeted by heckles.
A pleasure to welcome the PM to the constituency to enjoy a taste of the world's biggest arts festival with @Sowetogospel and to sign off the Edinburgh & SE city region deal worth £1.2billion investment. pic.twitter.com/keGt4v4hao— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) August 7, 2018
Comic Janey Godley, who is performing at the Fringe, shouted at her: “Theresa, are you coming in the show? We’ve got a food bank.”
Godley, who joined protests at the Turnberry golf course for the recent visit by US President Donald Trump, went on to shout: “Is your shoes lovely Theresa? We’ve got nice food banks.”
Mrs May was also booed as she left the show on Tuesday afternoon and headed for talks with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Media had not been invited to cover the Prime Minister’s visit to the Fringe concert, with the press attending a later event when Mrs May formally signed a Edinburgh and South East Scotland city deal.