Emily Maitlis murdered the ERG’s Steve Baker with words and it’s a glorious watch
We’re very much in favour of journalists going full rottweiler when politicians try to wriggle out of answering perfectly reasonable questions, and few do it as well as Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis. After the Super Saturday sitting went pear-shaped for the government with the passing of the Letwin Amendment, her interview with ERG Chairman, Steve Baker, was a masterclass in taking no shit. Or a Maitlisclass.
Emily Maitless pulling Steve Baker's testicles off, shoving them in his mouth and sewing it shut.
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) October 19, 2019
“It’s not about you, Steve. If you’ll forgive me, it’s about your government.
And it’s a government that has prorogued parliament, that has lied or misled the Queen, and that has consistently, repeatedly said we could be leaving with no deal.
Is it any surprise that they are pushing back at you?”
Somebody call Taggart. There’s been a murder.
People enjoyed seeing the hardline Brexiter being held to account, and had some opinions on his claims to honesty.
Steve "we'll vote the same as the DUP" Baker….say what I mean and do what I say???
— Les (@lesbigchief) October 19, 2019
He got a spanking. pic.twitter.com/Lp2exwGJWX
— Steaks (@Kieron_Steaks) October 19, 2019
Honest Steve selling moody gold rings out of the back of a van . This time next year he'll be a multi millionaire
— Richard (@Richardzigger) October 20, 2019
My god she absolutely ruined him
— Guy Mandrell (@GuyMandrell) October 19, 2019
MR GBEU had another issue with Baker’s comments.
@SteveBakerHW: ‘the way I’ve played it over the last 4 years’.
How nice for the financially secure and comfortable Tory ERG to be able to approach Brexit as a game.
— Mr G 🇬🇧🇪🇺🔶 (@Only_Me_4) October 19, 2019
While DUP parody account, Sammy O’Wilson had a very different learning curve.
I’m stunned to hear he has testicles.
— Sammy O’Wilson (@SammyOWilson1) October 19, 2019
Not anymore, he doesn’t.
Source: @BorisJohnson_MP Image: BBC via Twitter