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James O’Brien’s Fire Drill Brexit Analogy Wins Listeners’ Praise
10 January 2019, 16:02
This is James O’Brien’s fire drill Brexit analogy that LBC listeners branded “spot on”.
The Withdrawal Agreement will go before the Commons on Tuesday - where it’s widely expected the PM will lose.
In his newest take, James likened Britain’s departure from the bloc to a false fire alarm.
“52% of the electorate heard the shouts of fire and ran, 48% said ‘where?'," James said.
“The 48% realised pretty quickly there was no fire, but by then the 52% had run for the door, pushing everybody out the way."
He continued: “Now we all know there’s no fire, we’re stuck in a bizarre, psychodrama as a country which is designed to somehow pretend that there was somehow a fire and it was definitely the right thing to run for the fire exit".
The analogy won praise from LBC listeners on social media.
@mrjamesob I love the "fire" analogy for the #brexitshambles. Our office had a fire 'emergency' and it turned out the alarm had been set off by a spider trapped in the smoke detector. So maybe we explain to Brexiters that the sensor was tampered with?— Sarah Thomson (@13setenergy56) January 10, 2019
Watch above and see if you agree.