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The leader of UKIP has asked the Queen to suspend parliament and these 12 takedowns are majestic

Although their profile is somewhat lower now that Nigel Farage has stepped down as leader to pursue his radio career, UKIP is still – apparently – a thing, and still taking itself rather more seriously than anyone else does. their current leader, Gerard Batten, has taken it upon himself to write to the Queen, asking her to prorogue – effectively suspend – Parliament until Brexit happens to stop that pesky parliamentary sovereignty from fucking it up.

This is how UKIP broke the news.


Let’s take a closer look at that.

Normally, if a letter were a little unclear, I’d transcribe it, but it’s honestly enough to know that they asked the Queen to prevent MP’s from doing their job.

The takedowns have come in thick and fast:

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As if the request to undermine parliamentary sovereignty weren’t enough, part of Batten’s letter refers to the Maastricht Treaty, which strengthened political ties across the European Union.

“Your Majesty’s ministers were gravely in error and wrongly advised you.”

He actually mansplained queening to the Queen. Top work! He might need a warmer coat – it looks chilly in the Tower.

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