THE Conservatives are celebrating their absolute failure to deliver on a key policy, believing that it will be a big hit with the voters that policy is important to.
Following yesterday’s non-departure of a flight taking asylum seekers to Rwanda, leading figures in the government are jubilant about their extremely public fiasco.
A Home Office insider said: “They’ve fallen into our trap. Now all the voters’ anger will be directed at lefty lawyers like Sir Keir Starmer, rather than the people who came up with this unworkable policy and couldn’t carry it through.
“Middle England is up in arms about migrants in boats. So by very publically not managing to remove a pitiful number of them, at massive cost, we have got those voters locked in. Why would they back anyone else after this?
“Our enemies have played right into our hands by proving what we were doing was illegal. Nobody’s got any bad associations with this particular government and breaking the law.
“Another few failed flights like this, while the migrants continue to roll in, and we’ll be indelibly associated with an absurd policy that hasn’t worked in any way. And that has got electoral landslide written all over it.”
Joe Turner of Colchester said: “It’s sheer vote-winning genius. I hope we don’t remove a single asylum seeker. That’ll destroy Labour in the polls.”