BREXITEERS OF THE WEEK
The former foreign secretary, who earns £275,000 a year for his rubbish Daily Telegraph column on top of £77,379 a year as a backbench MP, has hired an intern to run his flagging social media accounts. The lucky applicant is earning the princely sum of £10.20 per hour, four days a week – less than 5% of what their master trousers.
The job ad said Bozzer’s new helper should “be highly organised and have strong attention to detail” with the “ability to work cooperatively” and to “work to time under pressure” – all of them notoriously strong suits for Johnson himself!
BOND… JAKE BOND
“Let’s make Jacob Rees-mogg our 007 and let him loose on Brussels,” wrote John Hearn from Rainham to the Daily Express letters page. Well, it was either going to be him or Idris Elba, but let’s roll with it, John! After all, both are fictional characters who went to Eton and whose cars have been modified – James’ with pop-out gun barrels and revolving number plates by Q branch, Jacob’s with a purple dildo by some anarchists. And Project Fear sounds like a pretty good Bond title, although Jacob would doubtless prefer Never Says Chequers Again, From Prussia With Love or even Spectrecles. But what if post-brexit trade talks fail and we find that The World Is Not Enough? In that case, will the EU Only
The Brexiteer Tory MP stunned Radio Five Live listeners when he declared that everyone in England is entitled to an Irish passport and vice-versa. Bridgen told an audibly shocked Stephen Nolan: “As an English person I have the right to go to Ireland and I believe that I can ask for a passport, can’t I? I’m sure that currently we have a reciprocal agreement where I can go to Ireland and ask for an Irish passport and someone from Ireland can come to the UK and ask for a British passport. That’s the system we have, isn’t it?”
In a word ... no! Perhaps Bridgen, a member of the European
Research Group, should do a bit of research into
Europe now and again?