Mark Francois threatened the EU with Perfidious Albion and got owned – 18 hilarious reactions
Like the gift that keeps on giving, Brexiter and ERG genius, Mark Francois – henceforth to be known as “him again!” – has once more opened his mouth to change feet. His latest gaffe was this strident warning to the EU.
"If you now try to hold us in against our will, you will be facing Perfidious Albion on speed."
Conservative Brexiteer Mark Francois says the UK "will become a Trojan horse within the EU" if Theresa May is given a Brexit extension. pic.twitter.com/KiulbKoBCP
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) April 9, 2019
“If you now try to hold us in against our will you will be facing perfidious Albion on speed.”
Whilst that sounded like fighting talk, it had a lot of people baffled, as “perfidious Albion” is a term of French origin – ironic – used as a derogatory term for acts of treachery and bad faith by England in the context of international diplomacy.
The reaction was both swift and scathing.
A sack of ham brought to life by a witch’s curse. https://t.co/7vx5GeHKlb
— Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar) April 9, 2019
The political equivalent of a monkey wanking on a tyre swing. https://t.co/gJAoj0y3r5
— Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) April 9, 2019
As you go up the ERG, it seems, you come across less and less personality, and more and more persona. But presently, I think Mark Francois with this inside, and sadly also outside, voice of "take-no-prisoners British maverick cunt" is staging a persona coup on Jacob Rees-Mogg. https://t.co/S71holn3AT
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) April 9, 2019
Lol what? pic.twitter.com/39ts56YVTl
— Shahmir Sanni (@shahmiruk) April 9, 2019
A: he doesn't know perfidious means
B: he's never taken speed. https://t.co/ydFC1J3yfr
— Sarah Phelps (@PhelpsieSarah) April 9, 2019
"Next up, it's Perfidious Albion on Speed with 'Weekend Soldier'. Nice" pic.twitter.com/mTrPhIwPyk
— Karl Minns (@karlminns) April 9, 2019
ERG have told EU it will regret letting 'Perfidious Albion' remain in EU beyond Friday – these morons clearly don't realise what 'perfidious Albion' means. It's a pejorative term. It's like Francois saying: 'You'll regret inviting that oddball creep Mark Francois to your party'.
— Otto English (@Otto_English) April 9, 2019
Only if Perfidious Albion knock out Cowdenbeath in the previous round. pic.twitter.com/JeDeO8oyXC
— Peter Smith (@Redpeter99) April 9, 2019
In a meeting on how to appeal to young people, Mark Francois likens the ERG to a Spartan Phalanx, threatens the EU with Perfidious Albion, talks Turkeys and reads Tennyson. pic.twitter.com/0NjcIyQLDA
— Not Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) April 9, 2019