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    Default Ann Widdecombe compares EU to slave owners in maiden European Parliament speech

    "Ann Widdecombe sparked howls of rage in the European Parliament after comparing the EU to "oppressors" such as slave owners, feudal barons and colonial Empires before declaring, “Nous allons, wir gehen, we're off!"

    Ms Widdecome was the first Brexit Party MEP to speak in the Strasbourg parliament after May's European elections on Thursday. She is now facing calls to apologise and withdraw her comments.

    "There is a pattern consistent throughout history of oppressed people turning on their oppressors, slaves against their owners, the peasantry against the feudal barons, colonies against their empires and that is why Britain is leaving," she said. "

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    Sounds like sour grapes at being overlooked for an EU commission job.

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    Is she in a party that wants to take the UK back to the days of the British Empire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Is she in a party that wants to take the UK back to the days of the British Empire?
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    I feel oppressed
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    She's all over the media. She's a great ambassador for Brexit.

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    Yeah, you tell 'em Ann. Those damn colonial masters who treat their subjects like slaves need to learn a lesson
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    Don't worry. Once they get her meds right, she'll go back to being her homophobic poor porn writing self.
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