In the ongoing discussions surrounding Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, one Scottish National Party MP summed up what a farce a lot of it is.
Pete Wishart, the leader of the SNP in the House of Commons, compared the deal to the dead parrot featured in the famous Monty Python sketch, stating that ‘it’s already a deceased deal, like the great Norwegian Blue parrot, this is a deal that won’t even be pining for the Norwegian fjords’.
Meanwhile, he also stated that ‘it won’t even be pining for a Norwegian+ deal – this deal, like that great comic parrot of yore, has just about squawked its last and is about to go and meet its maker’.
In response Andrea Leadsom, Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire and the current Leader of the House of Commons, defended the deal. She stated that the MP in question ‘alludes to that parrot, and that parrot had snuffed it, he will remember’.
She also stated that ‘this parrot is the only one in the aviary and I think that it is therefore worth serious consideration’ and ‘it is the only parrot that is available to us and I think that parliamentarians need to get behind it’.
Leadsom, a prominent Eurosceptic and former contender for Conservative Party leader back in 2016, has given her support for the deal.
But it is a shame that one of the most crucial chapters in modern UK history is now being compared to a sketch from a classic comedy. Way to go.
(Articles reflect the views of the author, and not necessarily those of Luke Nash-Jones, The Red Pill Factory, or Make Britain Great Again.)