Theresa May has a knack of getting herself into some awkward situations.
It all started when the stage behind her infamous Tory conference speech last year starting falling apart – nevermind her rotten cold and being handed a P45 by Lee Nelson.
Then it continued earlier this month, when the Prime Minister appeared to give her major speech on housing from inside a chimney.
She was mercilessly mocked on social media for looking like ‘Bob the Builder’ or a Victorian chimney sweep.
Evidently forgetting these mishaps, the set designers for today’s speech went for a very blue theme.
And if you weren’t concentrating, you’d be forgiven for thinking she was trapped inside a big blue pocket.
The sea of blue wasn’t helped by the podium being just large enough to give the impression that the PM was in need of assistance.
However, it proved to be the only light note in a speech focusing on the latest developments with Russia.
It was a direct retaliation to same tact used by the PM earlier this week, and will likely fuel increasing tensions between the two nations over the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are still fighting for their lives in hospital.