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05/04/2019 15:22 BST | Updated 05/04/2019 15:24 BST

Ex-Ukip MEP Roger Helmer Is Staging A Bizarre 'BREXIT' Protest And Everyone Is Pointing Out The Same Problem

There are two major flaws in his plan.

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There are quite a few things that ex-Ukip MEP Roger Helmer hasn’t quite got the hang of – how the sun works and what being gay means being just two of them.

Now we can add “voting” and “protesting” to the list.

In a tweet, the 75-year-old ardent Brexiteer outlined his plan to protest the currently stalled progress of leaving the EU.

He’s going to write “BREXIT” on his ballot paper in the upcoming local elections.

Not “Brexit” mind. “BREXIT”.

There are, of course, two fatal flaws in Helmer’s plan. Firstly, no-one’s going to see it and staging a protest that no-one can see defeats the point of protesting somewhat.

Secondly, by defacing his ballot paper he will be spoiling it, meaning it will no longer count.

So in sum, Helmer is sabotaging his own democratic right to vote in order to stage a completely pointless protest.

Bravo Roger, bravo.

Inevitably, and perhaps justifiably, he got absolutely hammered in the replies to his tweet.

This is far from Helmer’s first dalliance with the absurd – back in 2014 he suggested the NHS should fund the entirely discredited “gay cure therapy” and has compared homophobia to disliking Early Grey tea.