Former Tory Minister Ann Widdecombe calls blaming the Ukraine crisis on Brexit "the most Clownish statements of all time."

Former Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe says blaming the Ukraine crisis on Brexit is ‘the most Clownish statement of all time.’

Widdecombe, who campaigned to Leave, told GB News she was “fed up” with everything wrong in the world being attributed to Brexit.

She said: “This has been going on right from the start, you know, we had a shortage of truck drivers.”

“Everybody said, ‘Oh, it’s Brexit.’ Well what people didn’t do was take into account that there was a shortage of drivers, across vast swathes of the EU, even in America, which had nothing to do with Brexit. And then we had the airport chaos and some people said, ‘oh, it’s Brexit’.”

“But hang on, there was airport chaos at Amsterdam and Dublin, most of all in Stockholm and they hadn’t left the EU.”

“As soon as anything goes wrong, people say ‘Brexit’. We had food shortages as a result of Ukraine and the interruption to supplies.”

“Oh, it must be Brexit. I am actually very tired of everything being blamed on Brexit.”

In response to recent allegations that Brexit may be blamed for Russia’s conflict, she continued: “Saying that the Ukraine war is attributable to Brexit must be the most clownish statement that anybody has said in a very long time. I think there are all sorts of things going on here.”

“Yes, there are a quarter of people who still want to blame Brexit and get us back into the EU suddenly. But secondly, there’s an enormous insularity in our approach, we don’t really look at what is happening elsewhere.”

“We started moaning about our energy supplies. But Germany was at that very moment rationing hot water, you know, we don’t know what’s going on. Elsewhere. We didn’t seem to take an interest in it.”

She said, urging people to make the most of Brexit: “We’re not making anything of Brexit and I think this is the big problem. I heard very good arguments for coming out. I heard very good arguments for staying in.”

“I never heard an argument mounted in the whole of the campaign for coming out and then acting as if we were still in.”

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