These are all the people Theresa May mentioned in her speech - and how the internet reacted to them


Theresa May covered some surprisingly liberal topics in her first speech as prime minister.

She highlighted the injustices faced by several groups in society and outlined her mission to "make Britain a country that works for everyone".

theresa may stands outside downing street (Ben Birchall/PA)
(Ben Birchall/PA)

These are the people she singled out and how the internet reacted to them:

Poor people

"If you're born poor you will die on average nine years earlier than others".

Black people

"If you're black you are treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you're white".

White working class young men

"If you're a white working class boy you're less likely than anybody else in Britain to go to university".

State school educated people

"If you're at a state school you're less likely to reach the top professions than if you're educated privately".


"If you're a woman you will earn less than a man".

People with mental health issues

"If you suffer from mental health problems, there's not enough help to hand".

Young people

"If you're young you will find it harder than ever before to own your own home".

Working class families

"If you're from an ordinary working class family, life is much harder than many people in Westminster realise. You have a job, but you don't always have job security. You have your own home but you worry about paying the mortgage".