When a newspaper columnist suggested Britain was in need of a “Brexit hit squad”, he may not quite have envisaged the same things as most of Twitter.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Allister Heath declared: “We need a completely new Brexit hit squad, and fast, to deliver the visionary deal we require.”
He suggested that our exit of the EU was “Britain’s moonshot moment” and praised Boris Johnson’s “brilliant” column - also in the Telegraph - in which he controversially repeated the now-infamous £350 million-for-the-NHS figure.
He went on to set out plans for a “smallish Brexit Executive Committee (or ExCo, in the jargon beloved of boardrooms)” to replace the current Department for Exiting the European Union (Dexeu), made up of “the best officials from Dexeu, the Foreign Office, the Treasury, the Bank of England and a few outsiders, such as Shanker Singham of the Legatum Institute”, with Theresa May at the helm.
But, unsurprisingly, Twitter had other (arguably less workable) ideas of who would make the ideal “Brexit hit squad”.
This team who have definitely got things under control
What could possibly go wrong?
This team has a cunning plan
What we need is a cunning plan. pic.twitter.com/nI5PKJTixc— Totoro (@MeAndTotoro) September 20, 2017
This pair would make sure that £350 million went to me and to you (sorry)
To be fair, it’s already going well, right?
After all, the older generations were the ones who were so keen on Brexit
For when the wheels are coming off the whole Brexit deal
Honestly, this negotiating thing sounds like child’s play
These guys know a hit when they see one
Something tells us these guys may not be allowed on the committee
I have just the chaps …… oh!— HelenGateley (@HelenLGateley) September 20, 2017
Never mind! pic.twitter.com/8FZB9aLrrx