David Davis has hit the headlines today for reassuring the nation that we will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after Brexit.
Brexiteers are fond of savaging anyone that “talks down Brexit”, but here are ten other times leading Brexiteers compared Brexit to the end of all things.
- Boris Johnson says no deal Brexit not “as apocalyptic as some people like to protest”
- Nigel Farage reassures us that “there isn’t going to be an apocalypse”
- Tory Minister Andrea Leadsom likens Brexit to “the rise and fall of the Roman and Greek Empires”
- Boris again, this time saying Brexit is not “necessarily the end of the world”
- Nigel again, complaining to interviewer Susanna Reid “why do you say apocalypse?” adding “none of it is going to happen”
- UKIP MEP Suzanne Evans soothes “if this was the predicted apocalypse, well, it was a very British one”
- Liam Fox boasts that “people talk about the WTO scenario as if it would be the end of the world” but “we’re aiming for a much better result than that”
- Vote Leave wonk Dominic Cummings calls Brexit “a case study of grotesque uselessness”
- Former business chief John Longworth complaining that doubters say “plagues of locusts”, “plagues of boils”, “it will rain forever if we leave”
- UKIP voters, who are more likely than supporter of any other party to think that the apocalypse will take place in their lifetime