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Victoria Beckham accuses Leave.EU of misusing 20 year old quotes

By | Published on Wednesday 22 June 2016

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Victoria Beckham has hit out at unofficial Brexit campaign group Leave.EU for misusing 20 year old quotes to suggest that she disagrees with husband David Beckham on the UK staying in the European Union.

Outing himself as an Inner, David Beckham said in an Instagram post yesterday, “We live in a vibrant and connected world where together as a people we are strong. For our children and their children we should be facing the problems of the world together and not alone. For these reasons I am voting to Remain”.

Leave.EU responded by tweeting “Should have listened to the missus, David”, posting an image featuring a quote from Victoria Beckham which reads, “The Euro beaurocrats are destroying every bit of our national identity and individuality. We must keep our national individuality”.

The quote was taken from a 1996 interview in which Beckham was asked about the possibility of the UK joining the European Single Currency, rather than its membership of the EU as a whole.

Posting her own response on Instagram, she said: “In response to the Leave.EU campaign who have today tried to put a spin on quotes made 20 years ago about keeping or losing the pound, I have to say strongly my comments were not about this referendum and should not be misused in this way! I believe in my country, I believe in a future for my children where we are stronger together and I support the Remain campaign”.

Using the strongest political rebuttal he could muster, Leave.EU chairman Arron Banks said on Twitter: “Suck it up, Vicky”.

Now, as the rest of the world watches in horror and astonishment at what we might be about to do, just for fun let’s watch John Oliver’s take on the EU referendum: