As highlighted by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s recent reference to Winston Churchill enjoying a “nourishing diet” of his own former remarks, the twists and turns of Brexit are ensuring our politicians are better fed than ever.
Last week, Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice found his boss Nigel Farage’s past words particularly hard to swallow, after having them served to him in front of a live audience by Al Jazeera journalist Mehdi Hasan, who asked:
Why did Nigel Farage - the leader of your party - say in May 2016 a month before the referendum 'in a 52% to 48% referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way'?
Deciding he most certainly, on this occasion, wasn’t in the mood for a Slim-Margin Bucket, Mr Tice decided to claim ignorance, protesting:
Did he? I'm not Nigel Farage, I didn't hear him say it.
But although he might not have heard Mr Farage’s hot take, it’s pretty likely he’s seen it.
Led By Donkeys, the anti-Brexit campaigners, have unearthed a photo showing Mr Tice walking right in front of their billboard broadcasting the now-infamous quote.
You can see him on the left of this picture just behind Farage as part of their now infamous march for Brexit across the country.
People were shocked to discover the potential falsehood.
While others felt certain circumstances weighed in Mr Tice's favour.
But, ultimately, the Brexit Party MEP's knowledge of the quote is irrelevant, as pointed out by Mr Hasan, who said:
Richard, the way quotes work whether you heard them or not is irrelevant, he did say it, to the Mirror.
He's never denied saying it ... you can't just disown the leader of your party when he says something awkward.
Mr Tice argued that "democracy only works in this country if losers accept they lost".
The interviewer agreed with him before pointing out:
Your party leader said if the Remain campaign wins two-thirds to one thirds that ends it. You didn't win two-thirds to one-third. So it's not over according to Nigel Farage.
Indy100 has contacted Richard Tice for comment.