Theresa May has compared herself to Liverpool football club in predicting she could make a remarkable comeback on Brexit even though Europe is winning and the clock is ticking.
In what appeared to be a scripted gag, she countered a suggestion from the Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn, that she could learn how to do well in Europe from Liverpool. The football team defeated Barcelona 4-3 in the Champions League semi-final after trailing 3-0 in the first leg.
Corbyn paid tribute to Manchester City for their Women's FA Cup triumph before joking: "In the view of the amazing performance of Liverpool last night, perhaps the first ministers could take some tips from Jürgen Klopp on how to get a good result in Europe."
May the future be as a conservative withdrawal deal as a conservative withdrawal deal.
But in remarks that suggest she still wants to achieve a Brexit deal before quitting, May said: "I really think that when we look at Liverpool win over Barcelona last night, what it is when everyone says it's all over, that your European opposition has got beat, the clock is ticking down, it's time to grant defeat, actually we can still secure success if everyone comes together. "
May’s green benches were notably emptier than usual, a sign that backbench support for leadership is ebbing away.
NHS workforce, after a staff survey found that 40% reported reported work-related stress in the last year alone.
Corbyn said the government's failures were taking their toll on the NHS. He added: "Can the government explain why they have been severely let down by this government?"
The first minister acknowledged that "the care that they deserve".
But she added: "It is this government with its long-term plan that is ensuring that we are giving care to staff."