The Telegraph said Nigel Farage was a ‘Brexit Icarus’ and Emily Maitlis had the perfect response
As unfortunate analogies go this is right up there with the very best (by which we mean very worst) after the Daily Telegraph described Nigel Farage as the ‘Brexit Icarus’.
Nigel Farage is the Brexit Icarus. Here’s how he can see us fly out of the EU to freedom
Part schoolboy error, part hilarious self-own, it prompted no shortage of comment on Twitter as you might expect.
Ah yes, Icarus, the character who was definitely very good at flying
— GeeAitchCee (@Scriblit) September 11, 2019
Just like Bozo Johnson and his “Titanic success” you might want to check the fate of Icarus…
— Andrew Phillips (@atmphillips) September 11, 2019
What's the point of a classical education if you skip the bit where he ignores sensible advice, his wings melt and he plunges into the sea and drowns? I mean, really…
— Jerry Ibbotson (@JerryIbbotson) September 11, 2019
Nigel Farage is indeed the Brexit Icarus. pic.twitter.com/yd3DSxarU4
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) September 11, 2019
But the best response came from the BBC’s Emily Maitlis.
Why it’s always worth reading to the end of the myth.. https://t.co/E4QfnGhT8C
— emily m (@maitlis) September 11, 2019
To conclude …
— TheIainDuncanSmiths (@TheIDSmiths) September 11, 2019