Belfast Telegraph

Home News UK

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.

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.”

bpanews_11bd8809-f4e8-4f64-8a53-a8f52d9eb4b1_embedded237916019
Mrs May met Edinburgh council leader Adam McVey and Nicola Sturgeon to sign an Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region deal during her visit (Jane Barlow/PA)

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.

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph