As horrendously nutty ex-MEP Roger Helmer bangs on about having a burger at Wetherspoons, an image of PM Boris Johnson and the chain’s boss Tim Martin at a BYOB at 10 Downing Street trends on Twitter; we also remind readers of Helmer’s past antics.
“Perfect for Veganuary: Wetherspoons’ double six-oz burger (with cheese, bacon & onion rings). Delicious. And cheap as chips (which it comes with). Take a stand. Fight back against the nonsense.”
Clearly as potty as the BYOB bottle party loving Prime Minister whose political party he used to be part of before heading off to the headbangers at UKIP, Helmer was mocked not only because the image was not of a double burger, but because even the cretinous Wetherspoons pub chain owner Tim Martin has turned on the Tories.
Leading Brexiteer Martin – whose friendship with ‘Bosie The Buffoon’ has been longstanding – came under fire elsewhere on social media when a picture of 10 Downing Street did the rounds.
In it, the residence of Britain’s current leader’s residence was turned into a branch of Martin’s lowbrow hosterlries. Aside from a Wetherspoons sign, the railings of the Westminster residence were adorned with signage and Johnson and Martin were inserted inside serving from behind a bar.
The two signs themselves read: “BYOB – No COVID rules here!” and “It’s a work do baby, wear a suit.”
Cheers and please everyone, always remember the rules: “Bring Your Own Bottle.”
Visits to sleazy massage parlours
In October 2014, the then MEP was photographed visiting a “sleazy massage parlour” in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. Of this, he told The Sun that he believed: “MEPs are entitled to a private life. I work extremely hard and when I do occasionally have time off, I enjoy a massage.” Speaking to the Derby Telegraph, he later added: “I think ‘The Sun’ quoted me quite well and I don’t have anything to add to that.”
Continuing later, the Tory tried to excuse his mucky antics at a “discreet gentleman’s retreat” venue whose motto featured the words “driving men wild since 1999” by stating: “I hope my constituents will agree people are entitled to enjoy their leisure as they please.”
On the NHS
“A sixty-year mistake.”
On climate change
“It’s junk economics built on junk science. No more than hot air, yet it looks set to beggar our grandchildren.”
On energy subsidies
“Morally dubious… A regressive tax.”
“I really don’t want to say I am a closet green… [But] let me describe these subsidies to you. You can make a unit of electricity at a power station for about 4p in this country. As a householder I can buy unit of electricity from the Grid for about 12p in this country. Every unit of electricity I get off the solar PV system I have on the roof of my wife’s stables I get just about 50p for.”
“I am getting 12 times the cost of producing that electricity, and four times the amount it would cost me to buy it from the Grid. I would be mad to refuse. So, I put that in place. Oh, by the way, that it guaranteed for 25 years. It’s inflation protected. And it’s tax free.”
On the Church of England
“[They’ve] abandoned religious faith entirely.”
On the Roman Catholic church
On gay people
“I will argue homosexual behaviour [and gay people are] abnormal and undesirable.”
“I don’t know why you guys in the media are obsessed with sexuality, but there are other issues… Some people dislike it and this is a fact.”
“Different people have different tastes, you may tell me you don’t like Earl Grey tea. That may be a minority view but you are entitled not to like it if you don’t like it.”