A Tory MP has claimed that he will be banning all French and German wine at his Brexit day party on Friday, in favour of having purely British things at his do.

In an interview with the Express, Andrew Rosindell, the MP for Romford, laid out the details for his shindig on the 31st which will officially be the UK's last day in the European Union.

Among fireworks at 11pm, which is when Brexit will finally happen, Rosindell added that there will only by British music, food and wine, with a sprinkling of the Commonwealth.

We've got music from around the British Isles and singing and dancing from all parts of the UK and we've got a great British buffet with food from around the UK and English sparkling wine - nothing French or German but everything British and Commonwealth.

We're going to be celebrating in style and at 11 o'clock when it's all done we're going to be singing God Save the Queen and Rule Britannia. I think huge numbers will come. Everyone's welcome.

Rosindell added that he now believes that the UK will be a more global nation and is kicking things off by banning foreign wine from his party.

This is a turning point in our history, whatever people's views. We are going to have a bit of party but it's a serious decision that the country's made.

We are evolving as a nation. We are going to be more global, we are going to be out there in the world again - Britain's back.

This all sounds like completely normal behaviour and a perfectly reasonable way to spend your Friday evening. Yep, completely normal.

As you can imagine, people didn't see the funny side of this story.

This is far from the first time that Rosindell has made headlines for his views on Brexit.

Back in November 2016 he put forward a motion to have the BBC play the national anthem at the end of every day to mark the UK's departure from the EU, despite the beeb not closing down their broadcasts at night since 1997.

Just in case you were planning to avoid anything to do with Brexit on Friday we would encourage you to steer clear of Westminster as Downing Street has confirmed that from 10 pm No 10 will have a countdown clock projected on to it, while government buildings will be lit up in the colours of the Union Jack to "symbolise the strength and unity of our four nations."

Good grief. Wake us up when it's all over.

HT New European

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