Oof, that’s almost something for the foot-in-mouth thread.
There was a longstanding story (which I imagine is an urban legend) at university that a student was once expelled for pennying Hawking’s drink at a dinner (you know where you drop a penny in someone’s drink and they have to down it). The main reason I imagine it’s not true is because I reckon he would have been well up for bants like that. Also not sure he was really served dinner as such.
What’s wrong with that is her government is destroying the NHS that he relied on to save his life and keep him alive. Her government would have probably denied him disability benefits if he was born 50 odd years later. If he was young now under this government he’d have probably died in his twenties without realising his greatness. It’s disgusting hypocrisy for her to say anything about him. And, yes, now is the right time, it’s always the right time. Hawking, by all accounts, would agree with me.