Why would single-issue politician Nigel Farage want to prevent Brexit? The 12 best reactions
In a bizarre twist of the narrative, as ERG members and the right-wing tabloids celebrated Boris Johnson’s deal, Nigel Farage called for an extension. Hang on – what? Here’s what he said.
So an unelected, retiring bureaucrat says: No extension, take this new treaty or just leave.
He is overriding the Benn Act. The EU shows itself to be a thuggocracy – power without accountability.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) October 17, 2019
2019 everyone. Nigel Farage defending Hilary Benn https://t.co/vcFEqolLNa
— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) October 17, 2019
It wasn’t an about turn that people could ignore, so here are some of our favourite reactions.
How much damage could an irony explosion do because I think my head is about to burst open. https://t.co/rtMiaqVgvq
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) October 17, 2019
“The Benn Act is an insult to democracy! We must leave on October 31st!”
A week later:
“How dare they ignore our beautiful, British Benn Act!”https://t.co/VDT7f68zFu
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) October 17, 2019
Almost as if Farage doesn't want to leave isn't it. Almost as if – after twenty years of riding the gravy train – he's dreading enforced retirement and becoming completely irrelevant. https://t.co/PCDHtFcRmZ
— Otto English (@Otto_English) October 17, 2019
How dare Juncker kick us out of the EU against our will https://t.co/v66wxYcM88
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) October 17, 2019
A reminder that for some people the struggle to leave the EU is more important than actually leaving it, because if we do ever leave they won't matter any more. https://t.co/49mG1nCA9h
— Dave Rich (@daverich1) October 17, 2019
Nigel is now defending the sanctity of the Benn Act. We are through the looking glass now https://t.co/DBtotiKivi
— Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound) October 17, 2019