Caller says he voted for Brexit because of three-pin plugs
PUBLISHED: 11:03 18 December 2018 | UPDATED: 11:17 18 December 2018
A caller to James O'Brien's radio show has claimed he voted for Leave so that he can continue to use three-pin plugs in the UK.
Robert from Rochester called the LBC radio phone-in programme to give his verdict on a second referendum.
However when it came to asking why the caller was so incensed on ensuring the UK leaves the European Union, he was struggling to explain the benefits.
“I won a slap in the government’s face...” he said, before O’Brien pointed out that government had now gone.
The caller continued: “I won a vote to Leave the EU.”
As he continued to bluster, the only tangible benefit he could name was that we would be able to continue to use three-pin plugs.
“One of the ones for me is the plug system... we obviously use the three-pin in this country. The EU don’t,” Robert told O’Brien.
“So basically it means our safety aspects are a lot stronger than the generalisation of the EU.”
A baffled O’Brien pointed out we are still in the EU already - and we still have three-pin plugs.
“So you think we have to leave the EU to get three-pin plugs? What can we do now with plugs that we can’t do as members – what did you win?”
“Compliancy to British law,” Robert responds. “So when you bring something into this country, it has to comply to the UK.”
“That what happens already – that’s why we’ve got three-pinned plugs!” said the exasperated presenter.
Concluding the call, O’Brien told Robert: “You’ve come live on national radio. You’ve described yourself as a Brexiteer, you’re getting told off by your mum in the background, and when I’ve asked you what you think you’ve won, you said the right to three-pin plugs that we already have.”
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