Lib Dem MEPs say Bollocks to Brexit

How amazing has it been to see the joyous, determined bunch of Lib Dem MEPs taking their seats in Strasbourg today? I will love Barbara Gibson forever for having hers on the right way round.

Their t-shirts had such attitude that the BBC’s Adam Fleming was trying really hard not to laugh when he said that they had a word on the back that he couldn’t possibly say on the lunchtime news. I’ll be watching the Ten to see if they manage it then…

And if anyone is thinking of saying that we were as bad as the Brexit Party, well, you’re wrong.

The Awkward Squad made clear that there was a better t-shirt supplier in town – one that funds Lib Dem Pride presence. And who would have done them a Stop Brexit version if they had asked nicely, I’m sure.

South East MEP and LDV Alumnus Antony Hook posted this video.

Our lot were very much welcomed by their fellow MEPs.

Well done to all of our MEPs for grabbing the attention in a much more positive way than some of their colleagues.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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15 Comments

  • John Marriott 2nd Jul '19 - 10:54pm

    I don’t know what’s worse, the Brexit Party’s puerile ‘protest’ or the Lib Dem T shirt wearers (particularly those words on the back) looking more like a hen party group descending on a motorway services. Such childish behaviour just makes the U.K. look foolish. I bet that there will be a few European MEPs hoping that a deal can be reached by Halloween.

  • Awkward Squad 2nd Jul '19 - 11:16pm

    LOL thank you for putting our moaning in this, and yes, if people want a politer version they only have to ask 🙂

  • Sue Sutherland 2nd Jul '19 - 11:47pm

    It was wonderful to see our joyous yellow army of MEPs on the news today. Brilliantly done everyone and it made the Brexit party look like sulky schoolchildren wanting to take their bat and ball home.

  • John Marriott 2nd Jul ’19 – 10:54pm………………..I don’t know what’s worse, the Brexit Party’s puerile ‘protest’ or the Lib Dem T shirt wearers (particularly those words on the back) looking more like a hen party group descending on a motorway services. Such childish behaviour just makes the U.K. look foolish. I bet that there will be a few European MEPs hoping that a deal can be reached by Halloween……………………

    My thoughts exactly! So, so, sad that such an important matter as Britain’s EU membership has descended into a Brian Rix (showing my age) farce from both sides

  • Peter Martin 3rd Jul '19 - 7:03am

    The Lib Dems are saying “Bollocks to Brexit”. The Brexit Party are indicating by their actions they think EU is a load of ”bollocks”.

    What’s the problem? Isn’t this just democracy?

    “Bollocks” is a fine English word. There’s no need to apologise for its use. “Bollocks” has been defined in a court of law not to be an obscenity. See 1970 Sex Pistols “Never Mind the Bollocks” legal case.

  • John’s correct, childish on both sides in every sense. Other European MEP’s must think the British have lost the plot. We’re becoming the laughing stock of Europe.

    My only surprise is that John should choose to use rip off motorway service stations……

  • Just when the Lib Dems were beginning to be taken seriously as a party again, the best they can do is resort to dubious slogans. Wouldn’t “We Want to Stay” or something like that (maybe a bit more catchy) have given a more positive message.

    As a “Remainer” I despair at the negativity of the campaign. Why does no one ever shout out the positives of being in the EU rather than just rubbishing those who want to leave?

  • @John Marriott – I agree the UK looks foolish at the moment, but that’s not because of some T shirts…….

    Bollocks to Brexit worked very well during the European election campaign, and got us media coverage when we might otherwise have been ignored.

  • Nick Baird 3rd Jul ’19 – 7:53am,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Bollocks to Brexit worked very well during the European election campaign, and got us media coverage when we might otherwise have been ignored…………………..

    I think being the only party, in England, united on a ‘Remain’ platform might have had rather more to do with it than a ‘fourth form playground slogan’..

  • Peter Martin 3rd Jul '19 - 11:51am

    Perhaps we ought to consider ourselves lucky that the Brexit Party MEPs only turned their backs.

    They could have mooned! ie bared their backsides!

  • John Marriott 3rd Jul '19 - 4:06pm

    @David Raw
    Sorry, David, I was not intending to ‘rip off’ motorway services. I’ve been very grateful for them over the years (and so, with increasing age has my bladder). The phenomenon to which I was referring was that of the arrival of minibus loads of excited ladies, usually of a certain age, and usually in some form of fancy dress on their way to somewhere to ‘celebrate’ some colleague’s wedding.

    They often raise a smile from onlookers, myself included. It’s good to see that someone is having fun. However, places like the European Parliament, and any other administrative council chamber for that matter deserve to be taken a little more seriously. Unlike a motorway services, their main purpose is surely not to satisfy the culinary or physical needs of man and womankind, but more likely the spiritual.

  • Alisdair Gibbs-Barton 3rd Jul '19 - 5:57pm

    “Never mind the Bollocks …..here’s the Liberal Democrats” should be the follow on slogan !

  • @ John Marriott Yes, John, I have to admit that two hours is about my limit too these days and when a man’s gotta go a man’s gotta go.

    I also have to admit I try to avoid Edinburgh Waverley and Newcastle Central on Friday nights where far too much is revealed often about far too much and where I reflect on the imperfectability of the human race and the need for minimum pricing of alcohol and a ban on alcohol on the trains. That’s my grumpy old git ration done for the day.

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