A group of Brexiters is calling itself “the Grand Wizards” and it’s a very bad idea – 19 savage owns
On Sunday, a group of MPs went to the Prime Minister’s country residence, Chequers, amidst rumours that they were there to put pressure on her to resign. Whether they lost their bottle when they saw her wield a carving knife over the swan course, or they had simply spread the rumours to take attention away from a certain massive march, we may never know. As she’s still clinging onto power like a bargain hunter with a half-price telly at the sales, we can be sure she wasn’t persuaded.
Those present included:
Iain Duncan Smith, who turned up in a sports car –
Iain Duncan Smith has turned up at Chequers in a convertible sports car, wearing a bomber jacket. 64 feels a tad late for a midlife crisis… pic.twitter.com/Xr34GGQ84H
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) March 24, 2019
Jacob Rees-Mogg, who brought his
clone son –
Jacob Rees-Mogg and Mogg the Younger arrive at Chequers. Unclear if the latter has a seat/vote at the Brexit table. pic.twitter.com/b9B5SBHSWF
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) March 24, 2019
Boris Johnson, who was planning on writing himself into the Bible –
The Moses thing only works if you see the Israelites as having worked with Pharoah to increase trade, opportunity, protections for workers & the environment and so on, and the Promised Land as an impoverished, isolated country banging on about bendy bananas they can no longer get pic.twitter.com/qnu3cUH2JW
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) March 24, 2019
Also present were Dominic Raab, David Davis, Michael Gove and several others. According to the BBC’s chief political correspondent, Laura Kuenssberg, the group have given themselves the nickname, “The Grand Wizards”, which is troublesome for two reasons:
1. They aren’t a gang of 8-year-olds having secret meetings in a treehouse with “No Girls Allowed” nailed to the door,
and – more importantly –
2. “Grand Wizard” is a title given to the head of the Ku Klux Klan.
2. The 'Grand Wizards' (the new name for the Chequer's daytrippers apparently) also had another meeting this morning, were they discussed again whether they could get on board to back PM's deal and there was no firm conclusion
— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) March 25, 2019
I’m sorry, is this for real? Have the leaders of the hard Brexiteers just called themselves the same name as the leaders of the Ku Klux Klan? https://t.co/ltMKsyCnwH
— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) March 25, 2019
— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) March 25, 2019
Twitter couldn’t quite believe the group of right-wing men had named themselves after a group of white-ring men. These are some of the most savage owns.
2016: BREXIT IS NOT RACIST
2019: BREXIT WILL BE RESOLVED BY A GROUP OF WHITE MEN THAT NAMED THEMSELVES AFTER THE KKK
— Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar) March 25, 2019
So they chose a name from the KKK. Disappointing for those in the group who wanted one of the other names:
The Big Racists
The Right Supremacists
The Rivers Of Blood Brothers
The Eton Mussolinis
Far Right Clubhttps://t.co/ijb9FvlTHZ
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) March 25, 2019
Ok, political correspondents – your task – should you choose to accept it – is to ask the <snort> Grand Wizards whether they *deliberately* named themselves after the leaders of a white supremacist militia or whether they are just *really fucking dim*.
— . (@twlldun) March 25, 2019
Grand Wizards have arrived Prime Minister. The bald one is just parking his sports car https://t.co/56R67v9pPx
— Alastair PEOPLE’S VOTE Campbell (@campbellclaret) March 25, 2019
"Excuse me, madam, we'd like to talk to you about the Malthouse compromise." pic.twitter.com/nAGCMWaDQE
— Martin McGrath (@martinmcgrath) March 25, 2019
Hi I'm Jacob Rees Mogg. Calling brexiteers racist is offensive, as I was telling the other grand wizards the other day at our… not "rally" per se, but
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 25, 2019
the grand wizards, really
— Dan Hett (@danhett) March 25, 2019
"We need a name!"
"Got it! The Grand Wizards!"
"Shall we Google it, to check?"
"Why bother?" pic.twitter.com/vlmXaFHfzD
— Robert Hutton (@RobDotHutton) March 25, 2019