Brexit: This 'comedian' used a Glastonbury analogy to argue the case to Leave and honestly it couldn't have gone any worse

Brexit: This 'comedian' used a Glastonbury analogy to argue the case to Leave and honestly it couldn't have gone any worse

We've heard a lot of ridiculous analogies and arguments in the vein attempt to justify Brexit over the past few years.

Tory MEP Daniel Hannan once likened Brexit to 'moving to a nicer home' which would involve 'some stressful bits'; former prime ministerial hopeful Michael Gove thought it would be a bit like getting a kitchen fitted; and we've lost count of the number of Brexiteers who think fighting in two world wars is reason enough to see a no-deal Brexit through, despite never actually having fought in either.

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.

BTW Lee, it's not immigration that's the problem, as much of Britain's infrastructure is built on the backs of migrants; it's unmanaged or illegal immigration that many have an issue with.

Anyone else got a problem with 'moving' in the UK or is it just Lee? (We think it's just Lee...)

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.

Wait, were we meant to have paid to be a British citizen?

Yup, because Brexit will have no other consequences on the country outside of immigration whatsoever...

We doubt Glastonbury punters would really mind if a few people snuck in, in all honesty...

And if you ain't down with that Lee, we reckon Stormzy has a few choice words for ya...

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