We have been sent evidence that a post on a popular Facebook group about remaining in the European Union has joked about Boris Johnson being ‘hit by a bus.’
While it may not be shocking that a user has posted it on there, we do find it slightly alarming that the group’s admin has allowed it to remain visible for so long.
A screenshot of the post is below – we have removed the name of the poster.
The group is called Remain in the European Union – Exit from Brexit!
While it is clearly a poor attempt at humour relating to the whole ‘Red Brexit Bus’ situation, it is a shocking example of the sort of ‘violent fantasy’ that Brexiteers are so often accused of having.
A number of people have already pointed out to the original poster that people shouldn’t be stopping down to ‘their level’ (whatever the hell that is).
Boris Johnson is a known supporter of Brexit because of his prominent role in the Vote Leave campaign, and so this Facebooker decided that he was fair game.
However, imagine if a Leave voter changed the name to ‘Gina Miller’ – there would be uproar, and rightly so in our opinion.
If recent history has taught us anything, it is that there is a ‘line in the sand,’ and any sort of threats against a prominent political figure are simply no longer acceptable.
We all talk a good game (or at least we all like to think so), but there is a point when you just have to take a step back and say ‘too far.’
A British business owner has just DESTROYED Donald Tusk and other EU bigwigs in 26 seconds
Viewers of Channel 4 News have been treated to the sight of a business owner utterly destroying the President of the European Council in just 26 seconds.
Martin Wadsworth is a director of the heating system supply company DiscreteHeat, and he told a reporter that it is time for the United Kingdom to ‘call the EU’s bluff’ and just walk away from talks if no progress can be made.
His main point is that there is no way that any extra taxpayer money should be sent to Brussels if it isn’t clear what we will be getting in return.
“At the moment, the negotiations are like you walk into a restaurant and you say, ‘can I have a menu please’, and the maître d’ says ‘no, here’s the bill’ and you go, ‘I’ve not ordered anything yet’.
“And they say ‘no, pay the bill first, then we’ll give you the menu.
“So, at the moment, we’re looking to pay money and we don’t even know what we’re going to get for it.
“From my point of view, I think we should actually just say, look, we’re out of this unless we can get a better deal in the meantime.”
Very well said! What a ridiculous situation we are in now.
The EU’s demands for a financial settlement before actually moving on to the details of trade talks are nothing more than scandalous, and yet the Brussels top brass seem to be convinced that they are in the driving seat.
A British walk out could really throw the cat amongst the pigeons.