Widdecombe says Brexit is like the emancipation of slaves. No wonder Verhofstadt called her a clown

Clown: Ann Widdecombe compares her extremely well-paid and privileged job as a member of the European Parliament with slavery.

The Brexit Party started its term in the European Parliament as we all expected, when its members turned their backs on the chamber during a performance of the EU’s anthem, Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’.

Now Ann Widdecombe has increased the damage to the UK’s reputation by comparing leaving the EU with slaves being freed:

“Reactionary muppets” is a mild response.

In fact, it is a grossly offensive claim:

Guy Verhofstadt’s response was appropriate:

A “clown” indeed.

But she and her party have made the whole of the UK into a laughing-stock.

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  1. nmac064 July 5, 2019 at 11:31 am - Reply

    This woman was once described as “potty” – now she is both potty and dangerous.

  2. nmac064N July 5, 2019 at 11:33 am - Reply

    This woman was once described as “potty” – she is now potty and dangerous.

  3. loonytoonz July 5, 2019 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Omg the woman is certainly well past her expiry date, so far past she’s poisonously toxic. Watching the clip of her vitriolic bile spewing from her mouth with that equally rabid boorish “leader” of her’s slouching beside her smirking his self satisfied “oh goodie goodie” look beside her, if it wasn’t so damaging to the country, it would be British comedy at it’s best

  4. James July 5, 2019 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    “There is a pattern consistent throughout history of oppressed people turning on the oppressors: slaves against their owners, the peasantry against their feudal barons,” Widdecombe said on Thursday.
    A-ha! So she’s in favour of direct action against the Tories, LibDems (‘Liberal’ ‘Democrats’), and Farage and his lot of tossers (of whom she is one) too! Good! Get to work on them! Power to the people! ✊✊✊ (and I’m very much anti-EU!)

  5. Zippi July 5, 2019 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    I must take issue with this. She wasn’t comparing Brexit – which has yet to occur – with the emancipation of slaves, she was giving examples of oppressed peoples rising up against their oppressors; the “slave against their owners” comment was but one example and she didn’t say which slaves; it could be all slaves in history. It is the idea that we are oppressed that people should question.

  6. Barry Davies July 5, 2019 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    I thought she was wonderful, and she even managed to poke verhofprat.

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