Theresa May unplugged: new, laid-back PM speaks from the sofa

Prime minister deploys relaxed performance at odds with her usual formal style. But did it work? Seated on a grey sofa in her Chequers country home, her left elbow propped up casually, a vase of tulips off to her right, Theresa May wants to have a friendly chat. Over the past few days, people have been asking me what on earth has been happening with Brexit, she says. And I can understand that, because after all its been nearly three years since people voted in the referendum for the UK to leave the European Union, she says with a weary, bemused chuckle. The conversational style, shaky camera work and homespun setting of the video as much as a 16th century …