Here we go. Ahead of today’s crunch Cabinet away day at Chequers, Theresa May held a meeting with Dame Tessa Jowell. The Labour stalwart is suffering from a brain tumour – and the pair met to discuss what can be done to improve the ‘woefully low’ survival rates going forward.
It was lovely to spend time with @TessaJowell and her family, talking with @Jeremy_Hunt about working with @CR_UK to provide a £45 million boost to brain tumour research to tackle a disease where survival remains woefully low. She truly is an inspiration to us all. pic.twitter.com/ys2nkKmn0M
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) February 22, 2018
Only such cross-party co-operation appears to be too much for some – even in circumstances of ill-health. The official UK Socialist Party Twitter account was quick to use the occasion to take a swipe at the Tories – they replied with what is surely a contender for ‘worst tweet of 2018’:
Does that mean the £45m boost to brain tumour research will only affect Tessa Jowell?