Sporting star claims he was a 'mug' for voting Remain in quip about Brexit cronyism
- Credit: PA Archive/PA Images
A quip from rugby union legend and sports pundit Brian Moore has perfectly sums up the cronyism over Brexit.
The Remain-voting former English rugby union footballer expressed regret for voting against Brexit - because of the number of opportunities offered by the government to those that backed Leave.
His comments come as more peerages were awarded to prominent Brexiteers and Tory donors. It follows an elevation to the House of Lords for cricketer Ian Botham, former Labour MPs Gisela Stuart and Kate Hoey, and ex-Brexit Party MEP Claire Fox.
He tweeted: "I was a mug for voting Remain. If I'd banged the drum for Brexit I might have been in the House of Lords by now, or had a multi-million pound contract for doing something at which I had no previous experience or demonstrable ability."
His comments were praised by Twitter users for pointing out the chumocracy surrounding the Leave vote.
"The biggest problem about this tweet is that it's true," replied Robert Pugh.
You may also want to watch:
"Don't forget the unimpeachable right to bully underlings and the right to travel to Barnard Castle any time you want as well..." noted John McSeveney.
"And if you'd gone to Eton who knows what your job title would be!" said Nick Rogers.
- 1 The greatest failure of government in our lifetime
- 2 The bigot we should have called out on day one
- 3 Matt Hancock praises free school meals before being reminded he voted against them
- 4 James O'Brien schools Brexiteer who refuses to accept new EU-UK trade rules
- 5 Nigel Farage launches new party in Scotland to promote 'positive case for the Union'
- 6 Brexiteer MP ridiculed after calling for free movement of goods between GB and NI
- 7 The polling that signals the plight of the Union
- 8 Keir Starmer got it right with vote on Brexit deal
- 9 Scottish fishing boats ditch UK waters for Denmark to escape Brexit red tape
- 10 Brexiteer rebuked after backing Nigel Farage's 'East Germany' claims
"I can only assume you have a preexisting medical condition that stopped you. I think it's called 'integrity'," replied Götz von Berlichingen.
"Any particular former England sporting great that brought this realisation to mind, Brian?" asked another.
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.