Iain Duncan Smith compared the Grieve Amendment to football and Twitter gave him a red card
Unsurprisingly, Iain Duncan Smith is not in favour of Dominic Grieve’s amendment, which limits to three days the time Theresa May will have to come up with a plan B, should her deal not get the green light from Parliament. In a conversation with fellow Leave supporter, Julia Hartley-Brewer, he made this analogy.
Tory MP Iain Duncan Smith on Grieve Amendment: "It's a bit like playing a football game in which a quarter of the way through the referee decides to get rid of the offside rule."@JuliaHB1 | https://t.co/sv3MZUm41c pic.twitter.com/WldAgAXwLA
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) January 10, 2019
He practically sent out written invitations to political tweeters to give his comment a free kick – so they did.
If we’re going to do shitty football metaphors, it’s more like the referee saying one side can’t keep extending the match until they win. https://t.co/MokfnBLvSG
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 10, 2019
i'd say it's more like playing a football game in which one team keeps repeatedly hitting the ball into its own goal then claiming it's winning the match https://t.co/wLgbXbELW0
— Louis Staples (@LouisStaples) January 10, 2019
It's more like the home team ignoring the ref's whistle, someone getting a red card & refusing to walk, then screaming at the ref if he gives a minute of extra time they think he shouldn't give. https://t.co/ZOkgTzL09r
— Mike Holden (@MikeHolden42) January 10, 2019
Ian Duncan Smith doesn't understand football. Or Brexit. Or Parliament. Or analogies. The Confused Man. https://t.co/Yr9g9iVcBO
— G Rhydian Morgan (@grhydian) January 10, 2019
A better analogy is it's like a government who have a deadline that they seem intent on ignoring so Parliament as a whole has had to put in place last minute adjustments to speed the government up.
— Greg Herriett #GTTO (@greg_herriett) January 10, 2019
It looked a little as though there may have been a memo.
As I just said on @BBCRadio4 TheWorldTonight, issue with Speaker's action today is not that he's a referee taking sides. It's that he's like a referee who decides to change the offside rule half way through a match.
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) January 9, 2019
Presumably, it required teamwork to think of it.