On Sunday, the Brexit Party held their 'Big Vision Rally' in Birmingham where they outlined their main policies, plans for Brexit and aims for parliament.
As you can probably guess, the main attraction for the event was the party's leader Nigel Farage, who made an unusual entrance to the stage. Just take a look at this.
Epic entry from @Nigel_Farage at @brexitparty_uk Big Vision Rally 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #ChangePoliticsForGood https://t.co/7i38Ph8uto
— Martin Daubney ✌🏻🇬🇧 (@Martin Daubney ✌🏻🇬🇧)
Yes, that is a room full of people waving turquoise glow sticks in the air, to the sound of air sirens and then the song 'Can't Hold Us' by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. I don't know about you but this is exactly how I envisioned the country 'taking power back' once outside of the EU...A Day-Glo right wing disco where the sound of the Blitz mixes with American pop-rap crossover tunes, while DJ Nige spins the beats on his Sony Discman.
We hardly need to list the many problems with the clip but did we seriously need another World War 2 Brexit comparison? As you can imagine, this clip has been torn asunder on Twitter.
@MartinDaubney @Nigel_Farage @brexitparty_uk A Blitz themed club night for pensioners born after the war, DJ'd by a… https://t.co/Z1y8kfjKgk
Jokes aside, this thread from Tanja Bueltmann, a professor of history at Northumbria University and pro-EU activist, details why the use of air raid sirens by the Brexit Party, as some sort of gimmick, would be a harrowing reminder of the horrors of war for the people that lived through it.