The only six reactions you need to Ann Widdecombe’s rant about freedom of movement
As the UK is on the verge of leaving the EU, it seems likely that the remaining MEPs might be counting the days until they no longer have to deal with the Brexit Party. This clip of Ann Widdecombe shows why.
"The majority of the British people didn't vote for a Brexit party."
"Why did Boris Johnson get such a massive majority in the last election? Because his basic promise was 'get Brexit done'."
The Brexit Party's Ann Widdecombe clashes with a Dutch MEP in the European Parliament. pic.twitter.com/HqykvmvzDr
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) January 14, 2020
The Dutch MEP, Sophie in t’Veld‘s grasp of the British electoral system seemed pretty much on the nose, which might be why it clearly aggravated Miss Widdecombe.
David Lammy was very keen for the EU to be aware that he and many more in the UK weren’t on the same page as the Brexit Party.
Dear friends in the EU,
Anne Widdecombe does not represent us. She is an embarrassment. Polls consistently show a majority of Britons now want to remain in the EU. Boris Johnson's majority means we are leaving, but we will fight for the closest possible relationship with you. https://t.co/3cyqhgksVk
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) January 14, 2020
He wasn’t the only person with something to say about Ann Widdecombe. These six reactions encompass the range of criticism – not including the comments too vitriolic to include.
Bit cheeky of a Dutch MEP to suggest that Ann Widdecombe’s rabid frothing might not represent every single British person, or even a majority. pic.twitter.com/FZQKhmMvmx
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) January 14, 2020
It's quite remarkable that Ann Widdecombe was considered a batshit old crank not worth listening to 20 years ago but apparently now a bastion of knowledge today in regards to Britain's trade and economic policy which is Brexit in a nutshell.
— Big Julie from Argos (@armed_giraffe) January 14, 2020
I see someone has left the door open on Ann Widdecombe’s mausoleum again, allowing her unspeakable evil out into the world.
— 🏳️🌈 Max 🏳️🌈 (@SpillerOfTea) January 14, 2020
Literally the only Brexit bonus is that Ann Widdecombe will be unemployed and can piss off back into obscurity again. Vile old harridan.
— Unbearable Rae Juanita 'Two-Stash' 🇪🇺 (@MmedeBeauvoir) January 14, 2020
Ann Widdicombe is, like me, a member of the luckiest generation ever in the UK. NHS, no National Service, free HE, well paid jobs, affordable housing, generous final salary pensions….
Why is she so angry?
— Peter Smith (@Redpeter99) January 14, 2020
Barking. And I don't mean the place on the District Line… https://t.co/X1wX7I7o5h
— Tom Doorley (@tomdoorley) January 14, 2020
Writer Otto English shared an anecdote that beautifully demonstrates Ann Widdecombe’s position on the left to right scale.
Years ago Ann Widdecombe was invited to my parent's constituency. She delivered an angry mob pleasing rant about asylum seekers until my mother took exception, stopped her and held her to account. Widdecombe asked if my mum "was a communist". She wasn't. She was local Tory Chair.
— Otto English (@Otto_English) January 14, 2020
So, just a smidgen right of centre then.