The Prime Minister has written to the Ecuadorian President to ask if she can stay in Julian Assange’s old room at their London embassy now that the WikiLeaks co-founder has moved out following his arrest.
Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.
In her letter Mrs May asked if she would be able to take Assange’s old room until ‘this whole Brexit mess has blown over’.
‘Spending 7 years in the same house without being able to leave sounds unbearable to most people’ wrote Mrs May. ‘But to me it sounds like heaven. You can even keep the Wi-Fi switched off and chuck all the televisions out the windows for all I care, anything to get away from the endless moaning, sniping and back-stabbing’.
‘Imagine a world where I don’t have to listen to Jacob Rees Mogg, Boris Johnson and Mark Francois prattling on and on. Oh please let me stay. I won’t be a bother; I’ll just sit in my room all day quietly sobbing’.
‘I can even help out around the place with odd jobs. I’m surprisingly handy at building work, particularly extensions’.
The President of Ecuador Lenin Moreno has yet to confirm whether he will grant Mrs May’s request but has indicated that embassy staff would be willing to consider another long-stay resident who was ‘a bit less rapey than the last guy’.