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.