Nigel Farage has been a very busy bee recently, with the launch of his new party – the Brexit Party – and the obligatory bus unveiling – not that bus, a blue one. He did, however, find time in his packed schedule to compare the Brexit delay to *checks notes* the imaginary annulment of a random African country’s election.
Can you imagine if an African country held an election and the result was annulled?
Left wingers would be up in arms and so would the West. We would be demanding that the United Nations were sent in.
What is the difference here?
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) April 16, 2019
Nigel Farage having a totally normal one, there. Where one of his wild statements goes, surely the takedowns must follow?
Former Leave campaigner Oliver Norgrove answered Farage’s question.
erm, probably the fact that the referendum hasn’t been annulled Nigel https://t.co/5Toa2qqCDV
— Oliver Norgrove (@OliverNorgrove) April 16, 2019
His tweet was a bit of a self-own.
Can you imagine if an African country held a vote where the winning campaign was proven to have broken the law and they let the result stand?
The Right-Wingers would be calling them a “banana republic” and using it to justify their English superiority! https://t.co/AXk6VX564D
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) April 17, 2019
Well if the African election was found to be tampered with I think we’d be demanding a re-election….. no?
— Con O’Neill (@cononeilluk) April 16, 2019
You cheated. What’s your next point Nigel?
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) April 16, 2019
What the hell has Africa got to do with it? Why the crude stereotype? It wasn’t an election anyway it was an advisory, non-binding referendum, your side lied repeatedly and both Leave EU and Vote Leave broke the law. https://t.co/TCIYu5rkGa
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) April 16, 2019
It was also a terrible example to use.
That’s exactly what happened when Kenya found out Cambridge Analytica had corrupted their election. #RemainVoter https://t.co/jcG1CtBPTc
— Mark Alexander (@markpalexander) April 17, 2019
Kenya annulled their presidential election and reran it after proof of fraud. They were applauded for doing so, including by many in the west and on the left. https://t.co/3ROE8RAUv9
— Barny Skinner (@barnyskinner) April 17, 2019
Poor analogy. This wasn’t an election, it was an advisory referendum.
And your example has already happened; in Kenya. Because of election interference. https://t.co/f6m3GXaHXP
— BitchesAgainstBrexit (@BitchesvBrexit) April 16, 2019
Kenya’s presidential election was literally overturned a couple years ago.
Nobody complained to the UN; no Western government sent sternly-worded letters.
What happened? Kenya held another election. https://t.co/dE5N2uo29f
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) April 17, 2019
Artist, Anton Newcombe, had a technicality he needed clarifying.
What the fuck are you on about?
— anton newcombe (@antonnewcombe) April 17, 2019
We’ll post an update if he ever gets a satisfactory reply.
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