So, chances are if you’re reading this it’s because you want to know what the hell is going on with Theresa May’s leather pants.
Yes, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom wears leather pants. Bad ass, right? It’s all very exciting if you ask us, but given the media storm surrounding the incident, we thought it would be a good idea to take a closer look at the situation.
Why do we care? Who started the argument? What do they represent? Where can we buy a pair?
In brief, the UK is a bit tight on coin at the moment.
Following their decision to exit from the European Union earlier this year, the British pound fell dramatically to a three-year-low against the Euro.
Brexit, as it’s now known, has thrust the country into uncertain economic times, and like a family being told to tighten their belt, the UK is now very conscious of public spending.
And up there in the spotlight to set a frugal example is Prime Minister May. The former Home Secretary snatched the top job in July following the post-Brexit resignation of David Cameron. At the time, the Conservative Party leader promised a better Britain, a more equal Britain.
Then this week, the 60-year-old made the critical error of trading in her hessian bag frock for a very fancy, very expensive pair of designer leather pants.
The leather-pants-controversy (which they are calling 'Trousergate', lol) is a swirling, sniping, tit-for-tat between herself and the quintessential English matron herself, Nicky Morgan.
Ms Morgan is the MP for Loughborough, and was recently stood down from her role a Minister for Education following an unpopular bid to turn all English schools into academies by 2022. Nicky Morgan also likes to argue with fellow Conservative Theresa May, and has done with great zest since 2014.