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The Brexit Caller James O'Brien Felt More Sorry For Than Ever Before
18 July 2019, 13:19
This caller to insisted we have to leave the EU to stop being forced to live under their rules. But when James O'Brien asked for one example, all she could say was being able to eat fish and chips out of newspaper again.
James described the 13-minute call with Christine as one of the saddest calls he's ever taken as she simply refused to believe the facts that he was telling her about what would happen if we leave without a deal.
She started by saying we need to leave because Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin has found a way of importing cheaper drinks and has passed the saving on to his customers.
But when James pointed out he managed to do that while being a member of the EU, she refused to see that her argument had fallen apart.
And then when she said we were controlled too much by the European Union, her only example was wrapping newspaper in fish and chips.
Listeners agreed with James was the call was difficult to listen to.
3 years ago this would have been hilarious. Now? Heartbreaking.— Tom Mannington (@FetchezLaVache_) July 18, 2019
Listening to Christine try to explain the benefits of Brexit and all I can feel is pity at her lack of understanding and inability to deal with the difference between facts and feelings.— markrowantree (@markrowantree) July 18, 2019
This is a classic James O'Brien Brexit call - watch it in full at the top of the page.