This comedy sketch from 1996 is an eerie prophecy of Brexit

Greg Evans
Friday 02 August 2019 11:30
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With Brexit just three months away we still have no idea what will actually happen to the UK once it exits the European Union but, after all, it is 'the will of the people'.

Of course, EU scepticism and a rose-tinted view of life outside of the EU is hardly a new thing and has pretty much existed since the UK entered the union in 1973.

In fact, people have been mocking Brexiteers even before Brexit was actually a thing.

A recently reemerged clip from the 90s comedy sketch show 'Bremner, Bird and Fortune', which starred comedians John Bird, John Fortune and Rory Bremner, takes a shot at the Eurosceptics of the mid-90s.

Bird assumes the character of George Parr, a fictional Tory MP who isn't too fond of the EU, the European Court of Human Rights, Greek words and the women of Luxembourg.

In typical Brexiteer fashion, Parr manages to contradict himself on more than one occasion during the nearly 10-minute interview and it really is a scary prediction of what was to come.

The clip has since been doing the rounds on Twitter this week and people can't believe how uncanny it is, especially with 2019 eyes.

HT The Poke

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