Theresa May’s former adviser claimed yesterday that Theresa May did not know about, nor approve of, the infamously hateful ‘Go home or face arrest’ advertising vans that drove around areas with high numbers of immigrants in 2013.
Thanks to Bloomberg News and its UK political correspondent Robert Hutton, we now know that not only was May aware of the scheme at least four months before it took place – she told her subordinates to make the message the vans carried harsher.
Hutton tweeted details of emails leaked to Bloomberg detailing a discussion about the content on the sides of the vans:
The tweeted excerpt clearly mentions the then-Home Secretary’s input into the van message:
In other words, as one Twitter commenter succinctly put it:
The clear significance of the revelation was also commented on:
Discussions are mounting about whether May can survive the weekend after misleading Parliament and/or the UK’s people twice in a few days – her lie about the Windrush landing cards and the supposed decision to provide treatment to Windrush cancer sufferer Albert Thompson
Now the credibility of an attempt to rehabilitate her image has been destroyed by the revelation that she pushed for even harsher versions of the widely-reviled ‘Go Home vans’.
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