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Readers’ comments special: Choke on it, you supercilious luvvie


LAURA Perrins’s piece on the reaction from some sections of the community to the new 50p coin marking our departure from the EU touched a chord with our readers. Here are some extracts from their comments:

Shibusa wrote:

This 50p sure is a litmus test regarding the maturity level of some remainers, which sadly is little more than schoolchild juvenility from what I’ve seen so far.

I will never get my head around the outpouring of love for the EU – the sort of love reserved for a parent or child. Utterly and incomprehensibly bizarre.

It is a bureaucratic entity comprising failed third-rate politicians who have obtained power by the back door.

Della Cate wrote:

Apparently, our old friend Philip Pullman has objected to the new 50p because the phrase about peace and prosperity ‘lacks an Oxford comma’ and should therefore be shunned ‘by all literate people’. Had me in stitches!

Do these people EVER listen to themselves? Or at least think before they tweet? Don’t they realise what pompous bl*ody pr*cks they appear?

I’m Old Fashioned wrote:

What a ridiculous tantrum by Lord Adonis. I’d be amazed if he pays cash (as I understand the term) for anything these days anyway. He seems to be every inch one of those modern types I observe who simply waft their iPhones in the air in the general direction of the card reader for every transaction, no matter how small.

guest wrote:

Perhaps we should start paying Lord Adonis in these 50p pieces when he visits the Lords and claims his expenses.

JohnB wrote:  

This whole episode really has destroyed the reputations and sanity of a few major public figures.

After all this is over and done with and the dust has settled, Adonis, Campbell, A C Grayling, Philip Pullman and more are going to feel mighty foolish in having lost their composure so publicly over this issue.


I look forward to a Roma beggar declining a Brexit 50p piece.

Commonman wrote:

Now the deed is almost done, I don’t hear of any mad rush on the part of the Remainers to move over to their beloved EU. Surely, if they are so convinced of the collapse of civilised life in this country after we leave the EU, they would be leaving in droves.

00Le_Gin00 wrote:

Perhaps over the next weekend we should look at crowd-funding ferry tickets (can’t use planes, CO2 donchaknow) for those celebs, broadcasters and commentators that have slavishly dissed, denounced and discredited Britain and threatened to leave.
In fact, there should be a large number of rubber dinghies littering harbours and beaches along the South Coast, would be much more environmentally friendly to ship them out in . . .

PierrePendre wrote:

Remainers should show more imagination. The Guardian and the BBC could start publishing and broadcasting exclusively in French for example (German for the FT). Campbell and Adonis should demand their change in euros. Anna Soubry could regale us with the new europerfume Garlic No 5. The apostates, especially those retrograde northerners, would quickly realise how isolated they were from their European destiny and demand that Brussels restore the handcuffs. Finally, it should be agreed that the Eurotunnel wasn’t enough. We need a movement to FILL IN THE CHANNEL.

JackCoitus wrote:

Yes, well said, Mrs Perrins. What an utterly shameless, foolish bunch of arrogant overgrown children. The saddest thing of course is that for twenty years they ruled over us with a level of disdain they could barely hide.

Boris has his work cut out rolling back their damage, but I’m increasingly optimistic that he understands this and is up for the fight.

39 Pontiac Dream wrote:

‘The Royal Mint rejected my suggestion of ‘Victory to Brexit’ on one side with ‘In Your Face’ on the other.’

Brilliant, Laura.

Remoaners can’t be gracious, so why should we? I’d have suggested ‘Out at last’ on one side and ‘Up Yours, Remoaners’ but I prefer your suggestions!

IwasGnarth wrote:

I would have put the Queen’s head on both sides.

Mrs Proudie of Barchester wrote:

I’d have preferred ‘Sovereignty Restored’ or perhaps ‘Sovereignty Returned’.

Kaiser wrote:  

The motto on the back should have been ‘Death to traitors’.

John__Andrews wrote:

Seeing Hugh Grant saying leaving the EU would be a ‘disaster’ really cheered up my day. Choke on it, you supercilious luvvie.

Flamingo wrote:

There were coins and celebrations when we joined the EEC, despite the electorate not being consulted at all.

Oaknash wrote:

Commemorative 50p or not – personally I will be keeping my tinder dry until well after the 31st – until we know whether Boris intends serving us up BREXIT or BRINO. The ones to watch particularly are control of our fisheries and control of our armed forces.

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