WATCH: ‘Exotic spresm’ ... Sir Vince fluffs key ‘erotic’ line
- Credit: PA Wire/PA Images
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable failed to perform under pressure during his keynote conference speech stumbling over the key phrase.
Apparently embarrassed by having the phrase 'erotic spasm' included in his speech he fluffed it and instead blurted out 'exotic spresm'.
The bizarre moment left delegates at the Brighton conference hall scratching their heads but Sir Vince shrugged the blooper off and continued with his address.
The original terminology – which was an odd choice of phrase in the first place – was used to describe hardline Brexiteers' determination to removed the UK from the European Union at any cost.
He was supposed to say: 'For the 'true believers' – the fundamentalists – the costs of Brexit have always been irrelevant. Years of economic pain justified by the erotic spasm of leaving the European Union.'
You may also want to watch:
His speech continued: 'Economic pain felt – of course – not by them by those least able to afford it. And the latest piece of nastiness from Jacob Rees-Mogg – calling into question the right of Europeans to stay in Britain and of Britons to stay in Europe: creating unnecessary worry and insecurity for millions.
'The public don't mind what these people dream about behind closed doors – so long as their dreams don't become nightmares for the rest of us. It really beggars belief that the army and the police are now being asked to prepare for riots in the chaotic aftermath of a botched Brexit.
- 1 Nigel Farage loses nearly 50,000 followers after Twitter suspends QAnon accounts
- 2 Tory minister admits UK rejected EU's music visa offer in order to 'take back control' of borders
- 3 Progressive alliance could see Labour win 351 seats at next election, new analysis reveals
- 4 Bob Geldof takes swipe at No 10 saying 'lying is second nature' to them
- 5 What Auf Wiedersehen, Pet teaches us about Britain and Europe
- 6 Jacob Rees-Mogg says it's 'all the EU's fault' musicians can't tour Europe
- 7 The greatest failure of government in our lifetime
- 8 The rocky road to Rejoin
- 9 Priti Patel fails to appear in Commons to answer questions on missing police records
- 10 Fifteen ways to fix Britain
'And billions – billions – of taxpayers' money spent preparing for disaster.'
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.