14 condemnations of Leave EU’s outrageous xenophobic poster
Leave EU, the campaign group founded by Arron Banks and Richard Tice to push for Brexit, was slammed on Tuesday when its Twitter account posted an outrageously xenophobic message. We won’t give them the benefit of a link, but this tweet from Sky’s Lewis Goodall shows the image they shared.
Perhaps it shouldn’t be but my jaw is on the floor. Britain’s reputation is going to take years to recover. pic.twitter.com/UVC1FhypGX
— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) October 8, 2019
We’d love to have the stats on reported tweets, because Leave EU’s original probably set some sort of record. Condemnation was swift and widespread, with this small sample being fairly representative of the reaction.
One more time for people who let's face it would have taken the side of the nazis:
You did not fight two world wars. Stop pretending you personally stormed the beach of Normandy whilst still inside your grandfathers balls. pic.twitter.com/7Cgmvi3cGu
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 8, 2019
Leave EU? No thanks. pic.twitter.com/MyBYKXUXW1
— christhebarker (@christhebarker) October 8, 2019
That Leave EU stuff is grim. Petty Trumpian populism. I lived in Germany (& elsewhere) for years & I'm embarrassed for Brits. It's cringeworthy. That sort of thing doesn't make us look defiant, proud or even provocative; it makes us look as thick as blubber. Parochial boors.
— Richard Littler (@richard_littler) October 8, 2019
Oh dear. Can you imagine the sheer spaffing excitement at Leave EU when someone said "We've found one of her with her arm sticking straight up in the air!!!" pic.twitter.com/FFQS8u8fAD
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) October 8, 2019
This is not who we are.
Das sind wir nicht.
Germany is our friend.
Deutschland ist unser Freund.
We have German doctors, neighbours, friends, family.
Wir haben deutsche Ärzte, Nachbarn, Freunde, Familie.
Leave EU are utter arseholes.
Leave EU sind vollständige Arschlöcher. pic.twitter.com/d5MmroVWet
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) October 8, 2019
Angela Merkel has a doctorate in quantum chemistry. She was a research scientist who entered politics in 1989, was elected to the Bundestag in 1990 and became the first female chancellor in 2005. She has served 4 terms.
Leave EU, on the other hand, are knuckle scraping racists. https://t.co/AU6HvQejV1
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) October 8, 2019
1. Leave EU members won NO wars
2. Britain didn't win any of those 2 wars alone
3. OUR ancestors fought in both wars to obliterate fascism and unite Europe
4. The creators of Brexit are not HALF the men our ancestors are/were.
5. This post does NOT represent Britain https://t.co/pzPqT4UNVf
— Konstantinos Lianos (@LianosKostas) October 8, 2019