Oh, and there was something about a massive, unequivocal, bona fide lie on the side of a bus? Get back to us on that, we might need to do some more digging.
Now joining Gove, Hannan and quite-good-cricketer-but-awful-hot-taker Geoffrey Boycott in the fabled Bad Brexit Analogy Hall of Fame is self-described 'comedian' and 'adventurer' Lee Hurst, who tried to piggy-back off the cultural success of this year's Glastonbury to try make a point about Brexit and immigration. But to say it backfired spectacularly is itself a spectacular understatement.
Taking to Twitter, Hurst wrote:
Let's all go to Glastonbury and break into the festival until there isn't room to move. Then when the people start houting, 'Hang on, we paid for our tickets and there's no more room.' Then we should all ask: 'Now can we have a rational chat about controlled immigration?'
Needless to say, it went down about as well as Nigel Farage manning the tombola at the Liberal Democrat summer fête, with many people quick to point out that a hundred thousand-or-so punters having a lovely time at Worthy Farm for Glastonbury fails quite badly as a metaphor for, you know, the absolute shambles that is Brexit.
Net migration to the UK in 2018 was 283,000 people, which is the equivalent of an extra 700 people going to Glaston… https://t.co/4ZNuS3FfqK
Wasn't a bad argument this except for the fact the country isn't full. Space isn't the issue https://t.co/TuSGQA6NDQ
— A guy named Chris (@A guy named Chris)
Some people think Lee's point might be sour grapes, as his career as a Tommy Robinson-supporting anti-feminist comedian isn't going quite so well.
A quick Google search tells us he was on They Think It's All Over for a bit in the mid-90s, Have I Got News for You for a couple of episodes around the same time, and The Wright Stuff back in Febraury 2015. There's, urm, not much else in all honesty.
Well, it's the only way you are getting anywhere near the comedy tent https://t.co/nLMgmpj5nu
— Stuart Houghton in normal human form (@Stuart Houghton in normal human form)
No chance of that happening at your gigs!! 😂 😂 😂 😂 https://t.co/ag4HkLVh6q