One casualty of the unbelievable General Election just held in chaotic Brexit Britain is the former Chief of Staff to the «dead woman walking» Prime Minister Theresa May, a certain Mr. Nick Timothy, dubbed by his colleagues and the British press alike as «toxic». Mr. Timothy is the most bizarre and ridiculous character. Having graduated with a degree in politics from Sheffield University he then conformed to the emerging pattern of British political advisors and instead of going out into the real world, real economy and abroad, went straight into Conservative Central Office were he worked as an apparatchik in the Conservative Party's Propaganda Department on «Home Affairs» (apart from a couple of years spent working in London's financial sector, the fat-cat banker paradise of The City). In 2010 when Theresa May became Home and ultimately in charge of Britain's so-called security service, colloquially known as MI5, he returned to Conservative «domestic» politics as a «Special Advisor» at the Home Office to handle Mrs. May's media and policy work.
Yet, due to Timothy's arrogance and lack of team spirit he made many enemies in the ruling Conservative Party-Liberal Democrat Government of 2010-2015. The situation got so bad and Timothy was so toxic and out of control that the Prime Minister David Cameron personally black listed him as a prospective Conservative Party candidate for Parliament and banned him from standing for the Conservative Party in the 2015 General Election. Mr. Timothy was not just a Conservative Party apparatchik. While at the Home Office (which is essentially MI5) he showed his true colours and one could be forgiven for thinking he was acting as a mouthpiece and agent of MI5. As with most people involved with the Home Office/MI5 they are exactly that, «Home» people who know nothing and understand little about the outside world beyond the tiny island of Britain. In fact, they actually know very little about their own «Home» country the United Kingdom. The leadership and agents of the Home Office/MI5 are generally not very highly and prestigiously educated, socially inept, petty, small minded and politically and culturally ignorant. They conform to all the worst «Little Britain» stereotypes regarding the British and English.
It was Nick Timothy who was the tail that incredibly wagged the May dog along with the repellent Fiona Hill (another uneducated, provincial nasty piece of Home Office work). Both Timothy and Hill acted as Mrs. May's Home Office/MI5 handlers and despite Fiona Hill having only worked as a football journalist and for Mr. Murdoch's Sky News and Nick Timothy having only ever served in the Conservative Party Propaganda Department and briefly in the bankers paradise of The City, wielded enormous influence over policy in Mrs. May's Home Office and subsequently her Downing Street operation. Nick Timothy is being held responsible, and rightly so, along with Fiona Hill for the most disastrous Conservative General Election campaign in living memory which saw the Conservatives lose a working majority in the House of Commons; lose seats to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party; squander opinion poll leads of 20% and leave the country with no «strong and stable» Government heading into the Brexit negotiations, the biggest negotiations regarding the future of the UK that the country has undertaken in generations. It was Mr. Timothy who was responsible for writing the Conservative Party 2017 manifesto which contributed greatly to their stunning failure at the ballot box thanks to disgusting and ill thought out stupid policies such as the «Dementia Tax».
It was Mr. Timothy who was an ardent ultra-Brexiter, deeply anti-European (as much of the Home Office and MI5 are) and a leading member of the Leave Campaign to rip the UK out of the EU. Nick Timothy was the one responsible for writing Mrs. May's appalling «Global Britain» speech and pushing for the UK to leave the EU Single Market and Customs Union. It was Mr. Timothy along with Ms. Hill who pushed Mrs. May into calling the snap election off the back of triggering Article 50 and it was Mr. Timothy who decided the 2017 Conservative General Election campaign should be a deeply nationalistic, anti-European, single issue campaign revolving around a Hard Brexit. It was Mr. Timothy who cajoled Prime Minister May into ludicrously and pathetically claiming that Brussels were attempting to «interfere» with the UK General Election (when in reality the EU have far more important matters to be concerned with than the parochial self-induced madness going on in «Great» Britain) and pushing Mrs. May to play up to her dubious and counter-productive image as a «bloody difficult woman» in dealing with the EU Commission in Brexit negotiations. What a ridiculous line to take before you head into such a crucial negotiation with people who hold all the cards. I wonder what Donald Tusk and Jean Claude Juncker now make of Mrs. May's pledge during the ghastly UK General Election that they would both find out what a «bloody difficult woman» she could be during the negotiations!? I am sure they are quaking in their boots after the only person bloodied is Mrs. May and her toxic advisors Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, though sadly Britain has been badly bloodied by this appalling May/Timothy/Hill fiasco.
Nick Timothy is not only deeply ignorant, arrogant and anti-European (and as the 2017 General Election demonstrated for the world to see plainly way out of his depth and way in over his head) – his xenophobia and that of the Home Office/MI5 knew no bounds and extended to the most brilliant people half way across the world in the form of the superb Chinese. Nick Timothy led the Home Office/MI5 charge to undermine, if not destroy, George Osborne's visionary policy of building a stronger and more dynamic strategic partnership with the second largest economy on the planet and the supremely wise, peaceful, and talented ancient civilization of the rising super-power China. Nick Timothy who wrote the biggest load of rubbish regarding Britain's exit from the European Union in the form of the ghastly «Global Britain» speech and the self-destructive 2017 Conservative Party manifesto also took his poison pen into action during the State Visit of President Xi Jinping during the autumn of 2015 and again (as his only talent and familiar pattern) wrote the biggest load of nonsensical, xenophobic, paranoid rubbish about Britain and China moving closer together and working on projects such as Hinkley Point C.
I wrote last summer trying to sound the alarm bell that Mr. Timothy and his friends in MI5 were trafficking in garbage regarding his/their views on China and a closer UK-China relationship, just as they have been regarding the European Union. It also came to light recently that the Japanese have been up to their old tricks and attempting to spread poisonous anti-China propaganda with the assistance of the monstrous Henry Jackson Society duping and using British politicians into scaring the public and influencing policy makers and Parliamentarians with deeply prejudiced, xenophobic, outrageous lies and smears regarding China and the Chinese people. Now with the toxic Timothy (and Hill) gone perhaps the British national interest can be reasserted and pivotal relations with both the Europeans and the Chinese can get back on track, be repaired and reinvigorated which is in the long term best interests of Britain and the British people.