Ann Widdecombe has lost the plot. Brexit is nothing like World War Two

Puppet-master and marionette? Nigel Farage appears to be pulling Ann Widdecombe’s strings. Perhaps that’s why she’s talking nonsense, comparing Brexit with World War Two.

Former Tory – now Brexit Party candidate – Ann Widdecombe has made a bizarre rant comparing Brexit to World War Two:

Brexit Party candidate Ann Widdecombe suggested that any disruption brought on by a no-deal Brexit is justified as it will not compare with the suffering during the Second World War.

Talking about a no-deal Brexit she said: “It is as nothing compared to the sacrifice that we asked a previous generation to make an order to ensure Britain’s freedom.

“My granny was bombed out in Plymouth just over there. People lost sons and husbands and fathers, and they did this because they wanted freedom.”

Has she lost her mind?

Brexit is nothing like World War Two.

In that conflict, the UK was fighting for its existence against a genuinely evil world military power that wanted to destroy our way of life altogether, along with a large proportion of our population.

Brexit is about decoupling from an alliance with a bloc of European countries with whom a significant proportion of our population no longer feels an affinity. It isn’t a life-or-death situation.

Not only that, but the hardship that Ms Widdecombe predicts for the UK would be voluntary. And there’s no justification for it.

She is trying to invoke some kind of Churchillian spirit – steadfastness in adversity – that simply doesn’t fit the situation.

Brexit will hugely disadvantage a large proportion of the population – specifically, those who are not super-rich – many of whom have been manipulated into supporting it by the super-rich people who control the media.

And by super-rich career politicians like Ms Widdecombe.

The people of the UK need to be aware that any hardship caused by Brexit has nothing to do with the spirit of World War Two.

It has everything to do with the stupidity of people who were told they would be better off – and believed the lie.

Source: Brexit Party candidate Ann Widdecombe says no-deal Brexit wouldn’t be as bad as the ‘sacrifice of World War Two’

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6 Thoughts to “Ann Widdecombe has lost the plot. Brexit is nothing like World War Two”

  1. She was pretty batty when she was still a Tory MP. Her politics and outlook are not so much Victorian as medieval.

    1. James

      I’ll second what Rita says! Same applies to many Tories though (and not only MPs either), but Widdecombe is certainly out there on the far fringes.

  2. Growing Flame

    This sounds like a particularly weird, extreme version of “Brexit thought”. But, surely, it is the WHOLE BASIS of “Brexit thought”.
    This view of all nations being in permanent conflict with each other ,with the foreigners never to be trusted, reflects the world outlook of millions of British citizens.

    It needs constant nourishing with repeated World War commemorations , and the occasional small war with sufficient casualties to evoke grief (Falklands, Iraq) but never enough to cause serious questioning of Britain’s role, let alone the horror of actually having to rethink an approach(Ireland!!)

    Though the “Leave” vote is sometimes given a veneer of sophistication by reference to “WTO rules” and “opportunities to make our own trade deals”, the reality is that they are now dressing up the inevitable Brexit blow to living standards by urging a “Dad’s Army” wartime spirit of self-sacrifice for the lower orders while the fat cats at the top grew rich on warfare contracts.

    1. John D. Ingleson

      Well expressed GF re: ” … wartime spirit of self-sacrifice for the lower orders while the fat cats at the top grew rich on warfare contracts…”
      True but also ” … welfare contracts … “, no? Someone needs employment to refuse all the other plebs welfare.

  3. I didn’t even realise this nasty and weird woman was still alive, but she and Farage are a pair of thoroughly nasty individuals who are well suited to each other.

  4. John D. Ingleson

    No ‘ … People … bombed out in Plymouth just over there’ were ‘ … daughters, wives, and mothers… ‘ then, who were lost then, were they?

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