A Brexit Party MEP made a claim about his EU transport and everybody made the same joke
One of London’s new MEPs, Brexit Party representative Lance Forman took to Twitter to make this point.
No need to take taxis in Brussels if you’re an MEP. Thankfully the British taxpayer has paid for a nice fleet of Mercs and very charming drivers. pic.twitter.com/PknUazUOUC
— Lance Forman MEP elect (@LanceForman) June 11, 2019
The implication was clearly that the EU is wasteful and extravagant, but he should have looked a little closer at the car.
It's a Skoda you moron. https://t.co/4JHVzlzlbg
— Otto English (@Otto_English) June 11, 2019
So, definitely not a “Merc”, then?
Quite a few people were happy to jump in and put him straight.
This is a little worrying, it seems Lance Forman can't tell the difference between a chauffeur driven Mercedes and an empty Skoda. Is he a bit thick ? https://t.co/FgvDaCsTZn
— Glyn Arthur (@GPEArthur) June 11, 2019
Why does that Mercedes have Skoda badges, you utter simpleton? https://t.co/wM4QyCYqay
— Karl Tomlinsonson (@KarlT0) June 11, 2019
That's a Skoda, you absolute plank. https://t.co/QKcoso11qn
— Evan O'Connell (@evanoconnell) June 11, 2019
A. It's a Skoda
B. Owning cars is cheaper than hiring taxis
Jesus Christ, he's auto-parodic. https://t.co/wlICKReoXr
— Russ (@RussInCheshire) June 11, 2019
That's a Skoda. pic.twitter.com/3ZvpCoOJ6b
— Mike, Monkey, EU-Bürger #FBPE (@Geoelte_Spinne) June 11, 2019
QC Jessica Simor pointed out his other option.
Love the idea that without a chauffeur-driven (where's the chauffeur???) Merc (Skoda???) you'd have to take a taxi! Last time I was in Brussels the bus and metro were excellent. Ever heard of public transport?
— Jessica Simor QC (@JMPSimor) June 11, 2019
In case you were wondering if this were a one-off lapse of concentration, here’s Lance Forman complaining about the voting machine not working, when he’d forgotten to put his card in.
On the left is Brexit MEP Lance Forman posting a video he is suggesting shows the voting machines in the EU parliament don't record "no" votes.
On the right is an image of how these machines actually work, and that they require a voting card.
The man is a deceptive sack of shit pic.twitter.com/9DHnlgBO7E
— Cyrus Bales (@CyrusBales) June 11, 2019