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.”

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.

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