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We might not be scientists, but we’d be prepared to bet that more stupid things have been said by politicians since the EU referendum than in the entire history of human civilisation pre-2016.
Now a Tory minister has gone on TV to say something a bit silly. Because of course, they did.
Victoria Atkins the MP for Louth and Horncastle told Sky News’s Kay Burley that she would be willing to work “Saturdays and Sundays” to get Brexit over the line.
As Brexit talks with the EU intensify, Atkins was asked how she plans to help get a Brexit deal secured once and for all.
Bring on working on Saturdays and Sundays, I think that’s the least we can do.
Burley jibbed at the MP, asking:
So, potentially working Sunday too?
To which the MP said:
Yeah, bring it on.
"Bring on working on Saturdays and Sundays."
When asked by @KayBurley whether she'd be willing to work on Sundays… https://t.co/l9QUz6JvlE — Sky News (@Sky News)
Minister Victoria Atkins tells @KayBurley that she would be prepared to work Sunday as well as Saturday this week to get brexit done — Sam Coates Sky (@Sam Coates Sky)
Such sacrifice! 😂 https://t.co/3EuGseXmbo — Katie 🦋 (@Katie 🦋)
please lower your voice ma'am https://t.co/fQF5WABKnx — Esther Webber (@Esther Webber)
Now THAT's commitment
wonder if MPs will charge time and a half https://t.co/Zy736bHgBM — Steve Hawkes (@Steve Hawkes)
This WW2 spirit really will get us through anything. https://t.co/V5hj2KrPwH — Nic English (@Nic English)
This is pathetic - https://t.co/KhXGAJEwtD — a49 challenge (@a49 challenge)
Break out the fucking Victoria Cross 🙄 https://t.co/HLTjjGFBIw — woodo (@woodo)
I can see Minister Victoria Atkins being in the New Years Honours List for this unbelievable sacrifice ...... https://t.co/81tvuSQeVl — Kevin Pascoe #PoliticsOfFairness (@Kevin Pascoe #PoliticsOfFairness)
the commitment to work *checks notes* TWO entire weekends to deliver Brexit is outstanding https://t.co/wABTDvSmMh — Tom Richell (@Tom Richell)
Indy100 has contacted Atkins for comment.
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