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Brexit MEP Ann Widdecombe: 'I stand by' slavery remarks - BBC Newsnight

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Published on 07 Jul 2019 / In News and Politics

In a speech to the European Parliament, Brexit MEP Ann Widdecombe compared the UK leaving the EU to "slaves" rising up "against their owners".
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Critics branded the comments "disgusting" and "offensive", but the MEP told Emma Barnett people had interpreted her speech in a "melodramatic fashion" and that she stands by what she said.

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