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Ann Widdecombe speech causes UK meltdown, comparing EU to slave owners or colonizers (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the firestorm created by Ann Widdecombe’s speech before the EU, Strasbourg parliament, where the Brexit Party MEP compares the European Union to “oppressors” who act as slave owners or colonizers.

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Ann Widdecombe, one of the Brexit Party’s most prominent figures, has delivered a fiery maiden speech in the EU Parliament, comparing the EU to “oppressors” such as slave owners or colonizers, provoking both praise and ridicule.

The MEP for the South West of England let rip into EU cheerleaders during her address in the Strasbourg parliament on Thursday. Widdecombe derided the suggestion that the European parliament was a beacon for democracy, highlighting the recent appointments of high ranking EU officials.

Widdecombe insisted the selection process showed a “serious betrayal” of every member of the bloc. She then delivered a volley of analogies that compared the power relationship between the EU – as the oppressor – to the British public, the oppressed, using the slave trade as an example. Widdecombe also singled out Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator.

There is a pattern consistent throughout history of the oppressed people turning on the oppressors. Slaves against their owners. The peasantry against the feudal barons. Colonies, Mr Verhofstadt, against their empires. And that is why Britain is leaving.

Many on Twitter labeled Widdecombe’s slavery analogy embarrassing. Black MP David Lammy, a pro-remain Labour politician, branded the MEP’s comments as “offensive and ahistorical” by equating “my ancestors tearing off their chains with your small-minded nationalist project – Shame on you.”

The Socialist Party of Great Britain accused Farage of being the “puppet master,” suggesting that he can be seen mouthing Widdecombe’s speech 32 seconds in.

However, the former Tory minister did receive praise from Brexit supporters who called her parliamentary performance “magnificent.” Some suggested that the slaves were now ‘revolting against their masters’ when it came to Brexit.

Farage’s anti-EU party won a total of 29 seats in May’s EU elections, making them the largest British party in the Strasbourg parliament. The Brexit Party MEP’s turned their backs on the European anthem in protest, as they were sworn in during the EU Parliament’s opening ceremony on Tuesday.

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Pierre Vaillant
Pierre Vaillant
July 5, 2019

Love her! I didn’t know Widdecombe had run on the Brexit party ticket. Wonderful. She’s smart. She’s a woman who doesn’t hate men [i.e. she’s not a misandrist]. She’s a principled woman.

July 5, 2019

The UK melted down long ago and was recast into an American strap-on dildo of dubious girth..

July 5, 2019

ann widdencombe is as mad as a meat ax but that doesn’t always make her wrong. Despite the fact I disagree with her on almost everything, its a great pleasure to see a conviction and principled politician occupying the public space again, instead of those robotic, template politicians churned out by the thousands in a factory in Romania. I also loved Farage’s expression during the speech. Prior to the EU elections as you guys discussed, he warned Junker and the EU cabal that he was bringing back a bunch of crazies dedicated to making the EU parliament unworkable. His smirks… Read more »

Elena Xantopolous
Elena Xantopolous
July 5, 2019

Go Ann! Drop those truth bombs. Only those that don’t know Europe’s history of whites enslaving, exploiting and killing each other throughout the ages will feel offended by your invocation of “slavery” and “slave owners.”

Guillermo Calvo Mahé
July 5, 2019

Sad that the German led block, for selfish economic reasons demanded by its banking and investor class, turned its back on a European unity of benefit to all its members, the only one capable of long term survival.

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