Theresa May’s former right hand man went for the ‘she was on holiday’ defence and here are the only 8 responses you need
Theresa May’s former joint chief of staff Nick Timothy has defended the prime minister’s role in those hideous ‘go home or face arrest’ vans of a few years ago.
You remember the ones.
They are back in the spotlight in the wake of the Windrush scandal and now the PM’s former right hand man – he quit after the disastrous 2017 election – has said that, actually, they were nothing to do with May (despite her being Home Secretary at the time).
And this, he says, is why.
In my column today I also reveal the truth about the notorious "go home or face arrest vans": TM was opposed to them and they were approved while she was on holiday in 2013. pic.twitter.com/E9RYGldCcB
— Nick Timothy (@NickJTimothy) April 19, 2018
Here are the only 8 responses you need.
In trying to defend her, you’re saying that she had no control over her own department and that decisions of this magnitude were taken behind her back?
— Adult Babies In Owen Jones’ Mentions (@CryingAtOJ) April 19, 2018
"For goodness sake, this all happened while I was away on holiday" pic.twitter.com/PXmel3Ewrf
— John Rain (@MrKenShabby) April 19, 2018
How on Earth can an immigration policy opposed by the Home Secretary be put into action while she is on holiday without heads rolling when she gets back?
Completely implausible. Was she on holiday for a year? Why didn’t May stop the vans on her return?
— Richard Bentall #FBPE (@RichardBentall) April 19, 2018
Following Nick Timothy's column about Theresa May and the "go home" vans, I just want to make it clear that all the bad articles I've ever written, I was opposed to them, and they happened when I was on holiday anyway.
— Martin Belam (@MartinBelam) April 19, 2018
She’s either incompetent or racist which one Nick ? Guess it could be both ?
— The Truth Hurts (@TheBirmingham6) April 19, 2018
the absolute oh mate of this https://t.co/WPpHqEkYGQ
— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) April 19, 2018
You expect us to believe somebody at the Home Office went rogue & approved a policy they knew their boss was expressly against while she was out of the office? Like Elizabeth I not being involved in the beheading of Mary Queen of Scots & pretending it was all Walsingham’s doing?
— KT #OdeToJoy Parker (@lunaperla) April 19, 2018
Nick: And and the whole Windrush thing that’s happening wasn’t even her!
She was at Clarks getting new shoes fitted for school and if folk say it was her it was probably her twin cousin, Tessa May, who totally looks like her & everything.
— joe heenan (@joeheenan) April 19, 2018