As unfortunate analogies go this is right up there with the best after the Daily Telegraph described Nigel Farage as the ‘Brexit Icarus’.
Nigel Farage is the Brexit Icarus. Here’s how he can see us fly out of the EU to freedom
Part schoolboy error, part hilarious self-own, it prompted no shortage of comment on Twitter as you might expect.
Ah yes, Icarus, the character who was definitely very good at flying
— GeeAitchCee (@Scriblit) September 11, 2019
Just like Bozo Johnson and his “Titanic success” you might want to check the fate of Icarus…
— Andrew Phillips (@atmphillips) September 11, 2019
Nigel Farage is indeed the Brexit Icarus. pic.twitter.com/yd3DSxarU4
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) September 11, 2019
But the best response came from the BBC’s Emily Maitlis.
Why it’s always worth reading to the end of the myth.. https://t.co/E4QfnGhT8C
— emily m (@maitlis) September 11, 2019
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