Brex Factor: Banks’ ‘blue wave’ movement shares name with toilet accessories
PUBLISHED: 17:27 26 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:54 26 August 2018
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Steve Anglesey takes a look at the worst Brexiteers of the Week.
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The former DexEU minister, who quit over Chequers, thankfully survived a skydive scare in Portugal when his main parachute failed to open. But questions remain about why the hard Brexiteer should own at least £70,000 in shares in a company which advises the public to avoid the worst impact of a no-deal exit by buying gold.
Business Insider revealed Baker, a member of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s ERG, even attended Glint Pay’s launch last month, only two days after quitting government. He tweeted five messages from the event, including calling Glint Pay “a fairer form of money” and declaring it “could change how we use money forever”.
Just think of it as a handy reserve parachute for rich people!
“Only around 2,900 students took an A-level in German this year. Shocking decline of foreign language skills”. This tweet was from Vote Leave chair and former Labour MP Gisela Stuart, who successfully campaigned for students to lose their automatic rights to study, live and work in Germany.
While old chum Farage plays with his new friends, Bankski is threatening to form yet another new political movement. “Join The Blue Wave... Coming Soon” ran a tweet from his Leave.EU account on August 20.
Alas for Arron, the name ‘Blue Wave’ is already widely used elsewhere – most notably for a brand of cleaning fluid for body piercings and for a range of toilet chairs for geriatrics.
The best-selling author appeared to suggest, in a letter to the Telegraph, that MPs, councillors, civil servants, teachers, police and health workers should lose their jobs if they publicly oppose Brexit.
Claiming that the referendum was virtually a general election (although it plainly wasn’t), he wrote: “So by what right do many thousands on the public payroll seek to overturn the result of a British general election because they do not like it? Should the latter retain their offices and salaries? And if so why?
“Their oaths of office were to uphold our constitution not to subvert it. Private citizens only should have that right.”
Since when did MPs and councillors have to agree with everything a government says? What are these ‘oaths of office’ which nurses and civil servants take? And could it all be a stunt to promote Freddie’s new novel, The Day Of The Jackass?
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