Former UKIP leader Gerard Batten mocked for comparing Brexit to the Battle of Hastings


October 14 marked the 953rd anniversary of the Battle of Hastings – where the Norman-French army famously defeated the Saxons.

Of course, though, there’s virtually no event from British history that Brexiteers won’t try to relate to Brexit in some way.

Continuing this sad tradition, former UKIP leader Gerard Batten tried to shoehorn a metaphor into the anniversary. Sigh.

Batten called Brexit a "fight for survival", just like the Battle of Hastings. (Let's not tell him how it ended, shall we?)

Naturally, people were quick to point out that Batten is taking a rather “alternative facts” approach to history.

H/T: The Poke

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