If you saw Theresa May’s reaction to Michael Gove in Parliament this afternoon (October 19), you might have had a lot of sympathy for her.
The former prime minister spent her entire term in office wrestling with the problems raised by Brexit, so when Gove’s responded to a serious question about security with a mouthful of bafflegab, it’s no wonder she did what she did.
She had asked: “The government appears resigned to the prospect of no deal, yet one area in which they should not be resigned to the prospect of no deal is in security. I note that my Right Honourable friend made no mention of security in his statement this afternoon, and the prime minister made no reference to security in his letter to Parliamentarians on 16th October. So will my Rt Hon friend confirm that if the UK walks away with no deal, then our police and other law enforcement agencies will no longer have the necessary access to databases such as PNR, in order to be able to continue to identify and catch criminals and potential terrorists in order to keep us safe?”
Here’s the response – and her reaction:
Watch Theresa May's reaction when Michael Gove talks bollocks on security. pic.twitter.com/nmpM3co53E
— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) October 19, 2020
Let’s have that reaction again:
Theresa May listening to Michael Gove’s answer to her question about the security risks of a no-deal Brexit. pic.twitter.com/Mz9AOh6WcB
— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) October 19, 2020
Gove had not answered her question so she was right to react in that way – and it’s reasonable for you to sympathise with that reaction…
The expression on @theresa_may face was hilarious when @michaelgove claimed that we will have access to better security arrangements outwith the EU than in it. Even fellow Tories can see the utter charlatanism on display as we career towards #Brexit endgame
— Joanna Cherry QC (@joannaccherry) October 19, 2020
… as long as you remember everything Owen Jones mentions here:
Every time Theresa May says something critical of the government, she gets lauded by gullible amnesiacs.
Here is why you shouldn't laud her, ever. pic.twitter.com/gyHOG7xlg6
— Owen Jones 🌹 (@OwenJones84) October 19, 2020
Some people have taken to criticising him lately but when he’s right, he’s right.
The message is right – shame about the messenger.
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