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Theresa May admits to being ‘woke’ as ex-PM slams ‘polarisation’ in politics

Former prime minister Theresa May has declared her wokedom on TV and called for calm around gender issues.

Speaking on Times Radio, MP Theresa May also said that she is pro immigration despite overseeing the ‘hostile environment’ campaign against illegal immigrants.

Mrs May, who was forced to quit after failing to agree a workable Brexit deal, made the statements in an interview with host Ruth Davidson to promote her new book, The Abuse of Power.

Ms Davidson asked if Mrs May considered herself ”happily a woke woman”, reports The Daily Mail.

She replied: “In the terms of that definition of somebody who recognises that discrimination takes place.

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“Sadly, that term has come to be used…as part of this absolutism and polarisation of politics.’

Pushed more on the topic of if she was woke she added: “I am, yeah! It’s a bit like being asked in the old days, was I a feminist? Well, I wore a T-shirt which said ”This is what a feminist looks like…”’

Mrs May was also asked her views about immigration.

She said: “I’ve always said that immigration has been good for the country.

“I think the concern that people have is always around numbers and often, actually, the people who feel most about this issue are people who see least migration in their own communities.”

As Home Secretary under David Cameron Mrs May oversaw the ‘hostile environment’ campaign against illegal immigrants.

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She was also prime minister when the Windrush Scandal broke, in which Britons were deported to the Commonwealth countries of their parents’ birth.

Mrs May recently insisted her Brexit agreement was “better” than the one Boris Johnson struck with the EU.

And she said that Mr Johnson had negotiated a “bad deal”.

She told LBC’s Tonight With Andrew Marr: “It was a bad deal, I think as we saw from all the problems we had on the Northern Ireland Protocol.

“And Rishi Sunak came in and of course agreed the Windsor Framework, which has eased that situation and in many ways resolves those issues.

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