Hardline Brexiteers are like ‘mid-50s swingers’, Michael Gove tells Cabinet
Apparently, Jacob Rees Mogg and co are like mid-50s swingers waiting for Scarlett Johansson to turn up.
Jacob Rees Mogg, Peter Bone, Priti Patel et al have been called various names ever since Brexit warfare commenced. But until today they had never been compared to ageing swingers who dream of hooking up with Hollywood stars at sex parties.
According to various reports, the bizarre barb was fired by Michael Gove as Cabinet met to discuss the prospects of Theresa May's Brexit deal getting through the Commons next week.
First, Amber Rudd warned her colleagues that history would take a “dim view” of them if they allowed the UK to crash out of the EU without an agreement in place.
Later on, she was backed up by Gove who went to town ridiculing those Brexiteers who are still refusing to accept the prime minister’s withdrawal agreement.
Depending on your source, he either described them as "like 50 year-olds at the end of the disco, who have turned down all other offers and are waiting for Scarlett Johansson to come along" - or “like mid-50s swingers waiting for Scarlett Johansson to turn up".
And it did not end there. Rudd then joined in: “On the theme of everyday sexism, Pierce Brosnan as well.”
And justice secretary David Gauke quipped that Labour’s Brexit plan was like “waiting for Scarlett…on a unicorn”.
While football legend Gary Lineker was evidently appalled by the Tory swingers chat, the PM’s official spokesman smiled when asked about it during a lobby briefing.
“I suspect the minute will not reflect that,” he said.