Arron Banks had a petulant outburst about Europeans – the only 16 takedowns you need to read
Arron Banks was the man who bankrolled a considerable portion of the Leave campaign, so it’s no surprise that he’s not a massive fan of the EU. When the EU’s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, tweeted a message about the International Day of Peace, billionaire Banks couldn’t contain his bile.
This was Mr Verhofstadt’s – perfectly reasonable – tweet.
Today is International Day of #Peace & this year we also celebrate 70 ys of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As Europeans, we must remember how peace is an essential achievement of the EU. Once we fought, now we talk. Let's together remember that united we are stronger. pic.twitter.com/T7jCpSusbU
— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) September 21, 2018
This was Arron Banks’ outburst.
The U.K. and US fought two world wars for lousy Europeans like you & NATO kept the peace afterwards . The EU had nothing to do with it … https://t.co/oVcNumaYyl
— Arron Banks (@Arron_banks) September 22, 2018
Plenty of people instantly spotted some problems with his remark and they let him know, in no uncertain terms.
These are the 16 most scathing dismissals.
You really are a horrible human being with no sense of history and next to no humanity. https://t.co/qLTyWNeBdP
— Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret) September 23, 2018
— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) September 23, 2018
You’d think Arron Banks of all people would remember massive contributions from Russians. https://t.co/Dx9omivxxc
— Anthony Zacharzewski (@anthonyzach) September 23, 2018
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) September 24, 2018
— Mark Stone (@Stone_SkyNews) September 23, 2018
In excess of 9 million ‘lousy Europeans’ in the western Allies – civilians, resistance and military – died in WWII which is 10x the losses of the UK and the US combined. And if the UK hadn’t appeased Hitler in the first place, it probably wouldn’t have been necessary. ➡️
— Mark S Maquisard #FilthyRemainer 🇪🇺 (@FanaticRealist) September 23, 2018
You fuckwit.. NATO is a military organisation that goes in to stop potential, or existing wars. The EU came about to prevent any war starting in the first place… They are not the same. The EU has done a brilliant job of stopping us killing each other. You are a fucking moron!
— David Letts#FBPE #WATON⛷🎿🇪🇺 (@DavidLetts63) September 23, 2018
Arron would have been either shot for cowardice in the first one or stealing from corpses after air raids in the second. https://t.co/p9oCdzuQwo
— Enough Of That Now (@AndyGilder) September 24, 2018