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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?)
French origin words in your tweet:
Gerar… https://t.co/UVuhYxKNhi — Otto English (@Otto English)
Just looked this up.
"Today's generation of the Batten family bears a name that was brought to England by the wav… https://t.co/1BQefcqQdO — charlie higson (@charlie higson)
There are some very stupid people behind Brexit. Batten is one of the stupidest. The Saxons came from Germany, Denm… https://t.co/uJOjgPNeMw — Three jabs & still only one sticker #GTTO (@Three jabs & still only one sticker #GTTO)
The pro-Brexit mindset in a nutshell. Harking back to alleged glories of identity and traumatic betrayals of "sover… https://t.co/7iXZFT6He2 — Michael Marshall Smith (@Michael Marshall Smith)
If you look to the bottom right of this segment of the tapestry, you can see the last Anglo-Saxon having his blue p… https://t.co/cp0heCqgLT — David QC (@David QC)
@GerardBattenUK You do realise that Saxons were Germanic? — Stephen Crook (@Stephen Crook)
H/T: The Poke
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