Nigel Farage and the hard-Brexit fringe have been trumpeting Theresa May’s meaningless pledge to return to a blue UK passport – meaningless because Britain could have had a blue passport any time it wanted.
As senior MEP and former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt pointed out on Twitter:
Croatia, for example, still has blue passports.
But Verhofstadt wasn’t finished. After his first, fairly serious tweet on the subject, he decided to have a little fun with Farage and his ilk by taking the wind out of their sails with a bit of perfectly-pitched trolling:
Others were a little more brutal as they piled on the mockery to illuminate the point further. The ‘Another Angry Voice‘ blog lived up to its name:
But Verhofstadt’s elegant put-down wins the prize for combining humour with a merciless exposure of the fallacies and misplaced priorities of the hard-Brexit fringe.
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