Anne Widdecombe just compared Britain leaving the EU to "slaves" rising up "against their owners".— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) July 4, 2019
It is impossible to explain how offensive and ahistorical it is for you to equate my ancestors tearing off their chains with your small-minded nationalist project. Shame on you. https://t.co/wZVCziXWVM
Brexiteer Arron Banks retweeted Lammy and brought him down a peg or two.
The British led the world on abolishing slavery, we have nothing to be ashamed of... https://t.co/7NU5pnBwj8— Arron Banks (@Arron_banks) July 4, 2019
EU maniac and honorary Lib Dem Guy Verhofstadt - who Widdicombe addressed directly in her speech - returned fire via Twitter.
Nigel Farage facing some stiff competition as chief clown of the Brexit Party in the @Europarl_EN. By the way, when Widdecombe talks about “colonies liberating themselves from their empires”, is she really referring to the American Revolution of 1776? https://t.co/KNtQ7GjaY3— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) July 4, 2019
We tweeted Verhofwat our latest meme. Very apt.