BREXITEERS OF THE WEEK
A year on for her sacking as international development secretary, the Witham MP is trying to position herself as one of Theresa May’s leading opponents. She’s upped her television appearances, hired Michael Gove’s former Spad James Starkie, the former Vote Leave regional press head, and has changed her Twitter bio to a Margaret Thatcher quote: “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” The funny thing is that no-one can remember Thatcher actually saying this, and it appears nowhere in the archive of 8,000 speeches, interviews and other statements collected by her own Thatcher Foundation. The only genuine Maggie quote which comes close is “I fight on, I fight to win,” uttered on November, 21, 1990 – the day before she resigned as prime minister.
The former UKIP MEP, dumped by the party in 2013 after ‘joking’ at their conference that a ‘women in politics’ fringe meeting was “full of sluts” who looked like they did not clean behind their fridges, has continued his important work on behalf of feminism.
When Delia Smith appeared on the Andrew Marr Show to back the People’s Vote, Godfrey tweeted “stick to cooking poppet, it’s what you do best”. At 69, he is eight years younger than ‘poppet’ Delia. What’s next for Bloom? Hosting the Ballon d’or award?
The Iron Maiden singer has come out as a Brexiteer, arguing that “Brexit actually opens our borders” and
“will enhance our economic capabilities”. The former public schoolboy continued, sensibly: “If musicians were running Europe, Europe would run a lot better because we’d all get on with each other and say, ‘Yeah’.” He added that soon “people will forget about all this nonsense about Brexit and... we can all get on with doing what we should be doing, which is getting on with each other, trading with each other, making music, making love...” So now it’s “bring your daughter, all your other relatives AND the entire British economy to the
The cabinet’s newest arrival does not know the correct date on which we are due to leave the European Union. Answering questions from the Commons’ exiting the European Union committee, the North East Cambridgeshire MP and keen Brexiteer said: “I am committed to ensuring, and the prime minister is committed to ensuring, that we do... leave the EU on March 31.” In fact, we are scheduled to leave two days earlier, on March 29, 2019.
But why should Barclay need to bother himself with insignificant details like this? After all, he is only the Brexit secretary.