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It's rare i ever agree with the likes of Lamby but on this he has a point. This useless sack of meat is a disgrace to this country, whether or not you like the EU, her comments go beyond the moronic to being simply insane. The woman is a ****ing omnishambles who is about as useful as a marzipan dildo.


Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe has been criticised for comparing the UK leaving the EU to "slaves" rising up "against their owners".
She made the remarks during her maiden speech in the European Parliament on Thursday, which critics branded "disgusting" and "offensive".
Labour MP David Lammy described her words as "ahistorical".
But Ms Widdecombe told the BBC's Newsnight people had interpreted her speech in a "melodramatic fashion".


The former Conservative MP and shadow home secretary was one of 29 Brexit Party candidates who won European Parliament seats in May.
She began her first speech to fellow MEPs by attacking the EU for the way it appoints its leaders. This followed heads of member states nominating five candidates for the top jobs in Brussels - including the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission - earlier this week.
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen was nominated to replace the current European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker - becoming the first woman to take the role - and Belgian liberal Prime Minister Charles Michel was nominated to replace European Council President Donald Tusk.
Critics of the selection process say the European Parliament's own contest for the main job - the "Spitzenkandidaten" (lead candidate) process - was ignored, and that four of the main jobs went to western Europeans, with no nominees from eastern Europe.
Most of the roles must now be ratified by the European Parliament.

Ms Widdecombe, one of six MEPs representing the South West of England, said the process of choosing the leadership of the EU had convinced her that "the best thing for Britain is to leave here as soon as possible",
She went on to say: "There is a pattern consistent throughout history of oppressed people turning on the oppressors - slaves against their owners, the peasantry against the feudal barons, colonies... against their empires, and that is why Britain is leaving.
"And it doesn't matter which language you use - we are going and we are glad to be going."
She added: "Nous allons. Wir gehen. We're off!"
In response, EU Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt said Ms Widdecombe was giving her party leader, Nigel Farage, "stiff competition as chief clown".
Meanwhile, Labour MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan tweeted: "It is disgusting that Ann Widdecombe would reference slavery and colonisation to describe our relationship with the EU.
"Her and Farage are bankrolled by elites - she's part of the establishment which has created such a divide in this country."

Liberal Democrat MEP Martin Horwood called for Ms Widdecombe to withdraw her comments and apologise.
"Ann Widdecombe has not only embarrassed herself, but she has embarrassed the nation she represents," he said.
But Ms Widdecombe defended her speech, telling Newsnight: "If people want to interpret what I've said in a particular way, that is not my responsibility.
"I said we had been oppressed, I stand by that. I used three examples, not just slavery... and I stand by what I said.
"I definitely want the UK to be free of the EU shackles, now complain about that".
Leave.EU founder Arron Banks tweeted his support for Ms Widdecombe.

A Brexit Party spokesman added: "Those who have raised this hue and cry seem to desire nothing more than a cleansing of our language of historical perspective and even metaphor.
"Ms Widdecombe was right to talk about the great sweep of history, and the simple fact that those who are oppressed will always strive for freedom."
"Would they also ban Rule Britannia? The Last night of the Proms?" he added.



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Today every Irish person laughed their tits off as Ann Widdecombe talked about oppressors.

But the joke is on us. While Ireland has embraced the EU and thrived, we’ve acted like a petulant child for years before embarking on this humiliating Brexit train wreck.
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(Original post by Trotsky's Iceaxe)
Today every Irish person laughed their tits off as Ann Widdecombe talked about oppressors.

But the joke is on us. While Ireland has embraced the EU and thrived, we’ve acted like a petulant child for years before embarking on this humiliating Brexit train wreck.
It's quite fun the governments of our former colonies are laughing their asses off at the cluster**** going on in London at the moment.
I was having a chat with a ranking party member in Wellington who was having a jolly good laugh about how Britain has shot itself in the foot :lol:
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David Lammy is an insult to intelligence and an unashamed racial-agitator, Ann Widdecombe is far superior to him intellectually.
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David Lammy is an insult to intelligence and an unashamed racial-agitator, Ann Widdecombe is far superior to him intellectually.
You just described the latter, sack of ****s, quite nicely as well you realise? Lammy may or may not be a racist agitator (as you described him) but he has nothing on that disgusting meat bag Widdecombe. If she hadnt have scored lucky over Brexit she would continue to be a political nobody.
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A Labour MP has apologised for claiming the BBC made a "silly innuendo about the race" of the next Pontiff.

David Lammy was commenting on a BBC Twitter message, which asked "will smoke be black or white?".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21764636
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What a load of drivel. Expect nothing more from UKIP 2.0.
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Ann Widdecombe is a swivel-eyed loon and a genuinely horrible human being.
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You just described the latter, sack of dicks, quite nicely as well you realise? Lammy may or may not be a racist agitator (as you described him) but he has nothing on that disgusting meat bag Widdecombe. If she hadnt have scored lucky over Brexit she would continue to be a political nobody.
No surprise here to see you supporting Lammy.
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Does anyone even care what anyone says in the EU parliament.
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No surprise here to see you supporting Lammy.
Oh heaven forbid i agree with him on one comment :rolleyes:
Then again, it's better than your brown nosing of filth like Yaxley-Lennon and its ilk.
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David lamby is just part of the reason I am no longer a Labour Party member.

Regarding Ann widdecombe, I don't really give a damm what she said. I just find it very amusing that it's so difficult for intellectually superior (in their own minds) cannot give reasons they disagree with her, all they seem to do is throw childish insults around.

What I find disgusting is people cannot have an adult conversation about politics without resorting to behaviour worse than nursery children, that's what's really disgusting!
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David lamby is just part of the reason I am no longer a Labour Party member.

Regarding Ann widdecombe, I don't really give a damm what she said. I just find it very amusing that it's so difficult for intellectually superior (in their own minds) cannot give reasons they disagree with her, all they seem to do is throw childish insults around.

What I find disgusting is people cannot have an adult conversation about politics without resorting to behaviour worse than nursery children, that's what's really disgusting!
Ann widdecombe is a far right horrorbag.As for why she's wrong.................We're not slaves; we've never been castrated or beaten up or murdered or raped as a result of belonging to the EU.We're one of the largest and most powerful nations in the EU who have chosen to work collaboratively in a common market with our allies.We gain a lot out of it and it's ridiculous to make comparisons to slavery.People like her are stuck in the past still fighting WW2.Except they don't seem to realise that most of the EU were actually on our side in that war.
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Ann widdecombe is a far right horrorbag.As for why she's wrong.................We're not slaves; we've never been castrated or beaten up or murdered or raped as a result of belonging to the EU.We're one of the largest and most powerful nations in the EU who have chosen to work collaboratively in a common market with our allies.We gain a lot out of it and it's ridiculous to make comparisons to slavery.People like her are stuck in the past still fighting WW2.Except they don't seem to realise that most of the EU were actually on our side in that war.
You’re trying to argue with a person whose sole means of communicating is stamping their feet in a fit of moral outrage, calling everyone kids and accusing everyone else of slander. You’d have better luck debating a tree 😂
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If you put her quote into context of what she actually said in her speech it fits in perfectly:

'oppressed people turn against their oppresors, slaves against their owners, peasantry against the feudal barons, colonies against their empires.'
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(Original post by JamesManc)
If you put her quote into context of what she actually said in her speech it fits in perfectly:

'oppressed people turn against their oppresors, slaves against their owners, peasantry against the feudal barons, colonies against their empires.'
Not really.If I recall correctly we were the ones with the empire.
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I don't think you understand analogies
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Not really.If I recall correctly we were the ones with the empire.
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I don't think you understand analogies
Its a rubbish analogy.The EU isn't an empire or oppressors.MEP's are democratically elected.In fact I suspect it's a lot more democratic than the UK is where the Tory party members are effectively deciding the next PM.Not to mention the horrendous First past the Post system.I get the analogy I just don't think it applies to the EU. They don't actually have the power to force us into anything we don't agree with.
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I don't think you understand analogies
Pretty sure slaves couldn't hold referendums on their own freedom.
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(Original post by James2312)
Its a rubbish analogy.The EU isn't an empire or oppressors.MEP's are democratically elected.In fact I suspect it's a lot more democratic than the UK is where the Tory party members are effectively deciding the next PM.Not to mention the horrendous First past the Post system.I get the analogy I just don't think it applies to the EU. They don't actually have the power to force us into anything we don't agree with.
"It's a lot more democratic than the uk"

When the EU president isn't even elected, ok.
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