The Conservative politician Andrew Bridgen has claimed that Boris Johnson’s deal “smells like Brexit” and people have some thoughts.

Bridgen, speaking on Channel 4 News, offered the following wise words:

It looks like Brexit, it smells like Brexit – that’s Brexit for me. And I’m willing to suck up quite a lot on the withdrawal agreement I don’t like to facilitate getting to Brexit.

The words and the man saying them can’t help but call to mind the immortal Groucho Marx line, “He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot.”

This is the same man who, in October 2018, during a discussion about Brexit, incorrectly claimed that he and any British citizen was entitled to an Irish passport as part of a special arrangement with the Republic of Ireland. He proceeded to hang up on presenter Stephen Nolan during the break for the news bulletin so as not to have to clarify his comments.

What would Brexit smell like? Over to the good people of Twitter.

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