Leaked memo shows what Theresa May wanted in a new home secretary

Theresa May saying: 'If you’re available to start taking the blame in the next 20 minutes, you’re in!'
John Shafthauer

Rudd is out!

Javid is in!

But why such a fast turnaround?

A leaked application has shed light on the situation.

May day

The job application – hastily scribbled on the back of a deportation memo – asked the following:

Hello.

Can you start immediately?

Also:

  1. Do you have a passion for other people’s mistakes?
  2. Did you vote in favour of all the horror-bills which are now causing us so many problems?
  3. Does ‘bullet shield’ sound like a cool nickname you’d like to have?
  4. Are you unaware of the expression ‘the last days of Rome’?
  5. Will you agree not to join in with all the other ministers when they make me look like a twat? This would be nice, but I appreciate beggars can’t be choosers.
  6. Do you yearn to take bullets for others – crave it in fact – leaping at said bullets like a greedy Labrador chasing toffees?
  7. Do you have practical ideas for dealing with immigration? If so, this job isn’t for you.
  8. Are you happy to lie until such a point that your trousers catch fire? Are you happy to claim that said trousers aren’t ablaze even when they are?
  9. Do you have no shame? What am I saying – of course you don’t! You’re a Tory!
  10. Again – are you immediately available to start taking bullets for me? There are so many of them!

Lots of love,

Mummy

Applicant

Thankfully for May, there were hundreds of Tories who met this description. Unluckily for us, these people are all still in power.

For now.

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