BREXITEERS OF THE WEEK
The French seer has been criticised by the Daily Express for failing to predict what will happen with Brexit – possibly down to the fact that he died in 1552.
British psychic Craig Hamilton-parker told the paper: “What is most strange about the Nostradamus predictions is that they do not appear to have any references to Brexit.
“I foresee a hard Brexit with May in power to the last minute when there will be a leadership challenge – Boris takes the crown.”
Meanwhile Jemima Packington, who uses asparagus to predict the future, told the
Mirror that though fears about Brexit would prove “largely unfounded”, 2019 would bring a worldwide recession with famous British brands collapsing. On the plus side, she predicted that asparagus sales would hit an all-time high.
3 Theresa May
The hapless PM cannot get a single thing right. Asked by website Politico to name the Christmas movie she loves most, May replied: “My favourite festive film is Holiday Inn with Bing Crosby – it gave us the original version of White Christmas, and is a real holiday classic.”
A terrific answer, and one her researchers must have spent literally seconds on Wikipedia to come up with. Had they actually watched Holiday Inn instead, they’d have realised that it contains an excruciating scene in which Crosby performs a song in blackface, while dressed as Abraham Lincoln.
He’s accompanied by a white orchestra wearing black face paint and slave garb straight from the cotton fields, while the white audience is served by blacked-up waiters.
Note to May: If you’re planning a film about life in the new post-brexit Britain, the title Birth Of A Nation is already taken.
2 JEREMY HUNT
“A second referendum would be damaging because we are a democracy,” said the foreign secretary on his trip to Singapore. So letting the public vote is now undemocratic, while the best place to defend democracy is in a one-party state!
It surely doesn’t help that four days after the referendum, then-health secretary Hunt told the Daily Telegraph that the Tories should “negotiate a deal and put it to the British people, either in a referendum or through the Conservative manifesto at a fresh general election”.
But back then he wasn’t positioning himself to become Theresa May’s successor by appeasing the Conservatives’
1 TONY GALLAGHER
“Those EU citizens who have built their lives in the UK have given huge amounts to this country – and they must be made to feel welcome,” began a striking Sun editorial on December 29. “So the Home Office’s sinister demand that they ‘apply’ to stay here after we leave the EU, with the silent threat of imminent deportation, strikes all the wrong notes... there is a difference between ensuring control of our borders and straight-forward hostility.”
This is absolutely right, which begs the question of where the government might have got the idea to turn up the heat on migrants in the first place. Perhaps it was from the newspaper which printed front page stories like “1m migrants heading this way”, “Another 330,000 migrants prove we cannot control our own borders” and “Draw a red line on immigration or else” – all Sun front pages under current editor Tony