National League side Boreham Wood have called on MPs to vote down Theresa May’s Brexit deal and immediately begin working “night and day” towards a better one in what must be the most extraordinary and unexpected intervention in the history of Great Britain’s relationship with the European Union.
Just hours before the House of Commons is expected to hand the prime minister a crushing defeat in the “meaningful vote” on her long-standing deal to exit the EU, a statement appeared on Boreham Wood’s official website entitled “MPs Do Your Duty”. Running to over 1,450 words and signed by no one in particular, it reads like the type of call-to-arms that Neil Warnock would absolutely love.
MP's do your duty…
— Boreham Wood FC (@BOREHAM_WOODFC) January 15, 2019
Boreham Wood, who sit 13th in the National League following a 4-4 draw with Dagenham and Redbridge earlier this month, are staunch in their collective belief that now is the time for the bitter in-fighting at Westminster to stop and for MPs on both sides to unite behind the common good – namely standing up for Britain against supposed bullying from Brussels and getting Britain the Brexit deal it deserves. And if that means a no deal, then so be it. Indeed, such is Boreham Wood’s belief in “taking back control” that a club who have won the Herts Senior Cup on no less than six occasions are willing to evoke the spirit of Winston Churchill and label David Cameron a coward.
“We believe, as Mrs May to her credit does, that Brexit must mean Brexit and we remind the intellectuals out there, that doesn’t make us all stupid, nationalistic, fascist, ignorant, or all of those things,” said Boreham Wood. “It does mean that we might believe, that we can take whatever obstacles, red tape and barriers that Europe wishes to throw at us and overcome. So we implore our MP’s [sic], please do your job – vote down this deal and please stop scaremongering us all about a NO DEAL.”
“NO DEAL” is capped up more than once in Boreham Wood’s statement, showing just how much they are happy to accept an outcome which many experts have said would be disastrous for the country’s economy. Thankfully the club who face Havant & Waterlooville at home on Saturday have a plan should a no deal-Brexit indeed come to pass – accepting the “World Trading Agreement” and generally being proud of Britain and British things.
We must not let the failing Euro super powers bully us – sorry Germany and Mrs Merkel, sorry president Macron
“Let’s promote our big businesses, let’s promote our technology, promote and incentivise our small businesses and entrepreneur,” added the statement. “Let’s rebuild our economy, let’s incentivise foreign business and film investment with tax breaks, let’s invest in our overburdened health service, in our under invested education sector and let’s once again secure our borders and promote British products.
“We must not let the failing Euro super powers bully us – sorry Germany and Mrs Merkel, sorry President Macron and the French franchise. We’ll leave you guys to get on with solving your own problems with the growing and repulsive far right and the destructive left wing yellow vests. It’s now time for Europe to let our Great British democracy sail off and if we fail, then we fail.”
Failure is something Boreham Wood are used to given they have won just nine of their 29 National League fixtures this season and were also knocked out of the FA Trophy following a second-round loss to Blyth Spartans last weekend. But that has not stopped the club from being bolshy on Brexit, and as well criticising Cameron for leaving this country in a “mess” after the 2016 refrendum result, ‘The Wood’ have also hit out at another former British prime minister for supposedly not being up to the job.
“Don’t be another Neville Chamberlain with ‘I’ve secured peace in your time’,” roars the Boreham Wood statement. “Be prepared to show steel, be prepared to fail, and be prepared to say no and back your initial instinct.”
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