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Ann Widdecombe is being driven around on a bus shouting her name and ‘Brexit’ which is a totally normal thing to do

Josh Milton December 19, 2019
Ann Widdecombe. (Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Ann Widdecombe. (Peter Summers/Getty Images)

We regret to inform you that Brexit Party member Ann Widdecombe was once driven around on an open-top bus where she yelled her name and the word “Brexit” at passersby.

Yup.

During the general election season – remember that? – the lawmaker was trying to court her consistency, Plymouth Sutton and Devonport.

But the former Conservative politician lost her seat to a gay pro-Remain candidate, coming a distant third with just 5.5 per cent of the vote.

A week since the results of the election were revealed and a bizarre campaign clip of Widdecombe’s has gone viral on Twitter.

All board the Brexit Bus!

In the video, originally posted by The Brexit Party’s Torbay team on December 10, it sees Widdecombe and her campaign team driving around in a turquoise bus chanting: “Brexit, Widdecombe.”

The team wave at street merchants, whistle at the top of their lungs and yell out of megaphones as the bus meandered around the town, with Widdecombe saying: “Vote for me, Ann Widdecombe, vote for Brexit.”

“Brexit, Widdecombe,” she then added, which is then repeated across the more than two minute video.

She was driven past empty, vacated buildings and bewildered members of the public as the bus stopped at a traffic light.

The bus was splashed with Brexit Party tropes and draped in a “believe in Britain” Union flag.

‘Down the rabbit hole, this is what we find’: Twitter lost for words over Ann Widdecombe’s bus campaign. 

Eights days after the video was first posted, it was picked-up by Otto English, an anti-Brexit campaigner.

“Anne Widdecombe being driven around on a bus shouting her name and the word Brexit. It’s like a Fast Show sketch,” they wrote.

Users universally, in a similar way to how people appear to react to watching the film CATS, struggled with the finitude of human language to articulate how they felt watching it:

Ann Widdecombe has a long anti-LGBT record.

Widdecombe came under fire earlier this year for suggesting that “science may yet produce” a cure for homosexuality.

She comments on Sky News when asked about a 2012 article she wrote lamenting that therapy to make people “become heterosexual” was denied to “unhappy homosexuals”.

Ann Widdecombe has previously backed gay cure therapy
Ann Widdecombe has previously backed gay cure therapy (Steve Taylor / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

When pressed by reporters over her remark, the 71-year-old said, “I also pointed out there was a time when we thought it was quite impossible for men to become women and vice versa.

“And the fact we now think it’s quite impossible for people to switch sexuality doesn’t mean science may not yet produce an answer at some stage.”

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