'Have I Got News For You Takes On The EU Brexit Vote

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23/04/2016 18:15

'Have I Got News For You' took on the absurdity of the EU Brexit on Friday night with a series no-nonsense summaries of various politician's claims.

Osborne and Gove got a pasting and the clip of Liz Truss has to be seen to be believed.

Regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop were joined by guest host Victoria Coren Mitchell and guest panellists Romesh Ranganathan and Eddie Izzard.

The Brexit campaign has been told to “get a grip” after going into meltdown as it reacted to Barack Obama’s pro-EU intervention.

The president’s warning that leaving the EU would leave Britain at “the back of the queue” for American trade deals has been hailed as a decisive boost for David Cameron’s campaign for Britain to stay in the EU.

It triggered a meltdown among senior figures on the Leave campaign, which branded the outgoing president irrelevant and a “lame duck”.

Nigel Farage claimed the fact the president used the word “queue” rather than the more common American equivalent “line” showed the remark was written for him by Downing Street.

“He said Britain would be at the back of the queue, no American would ever say ‘back of the queue’, Americans don’t use the word ‘queue’, Americans use the word ‘line’,” the Ukip leader told BBC Radio Four’s Any Questions.

“Therefore, what Obama said when he said we would be at the back of the queue, he was doing the bidding of Cameron, and Number 10, and doing his best to talk down Britain, and I think that’s shameful.”

Times journalist David Aaronovitch called this claim “bloody silly”.

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