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Some translations of recent populist oratory aka mutterings from the Dominic Cummings’ car boot camp of catchphrases. They fit neatly into the vernacular of the dodgy used Brexit car salesman. Whilst we are here:

Please sign the petition to recall Parliament

“There was no suggestion of Russian interference in the Brexit referendum”

We did not look for any interference so none was found

“We’re taking back control of our borders, laws and money”

We are spending £20 billion per year on red tape

“Security is not political”

We have handed over our national security to Russia

A bright new future

“The NHS is not for sale”

We just passed a law that allows us to sell the NHS

“We’ll pursue an Australian Brexit deal”

There is no such thing as an Australia deal

“Good British common sense”

Mob rule

“Strong and Stable”

Dogmatic and insipid

Build, Build, Build

“Let me be clear”

Stand by for mendacity and obfuscation

“Let’s move on”

I don’t have an answer that won’t embarrass me.

“Brexit means Brexit”

We still don’t know what the fuck Brexit is …

“We’re all in this together”

We’re in this for ourselves and fuck the rest of you

“We’re committed and determined to do whatever”

We’ve no intention of doing anything

Banged up by unscrupulous police man

“Stay at home, Control the virus”

Go on a road trip with a baby and spread the virus to Geordies

“There will be adequate food” (Michael Gove)

We are prepared to let the poor starve

“Tough choices”

Easy victims

“Get Brexit done”

Sit on our hands and pretend to negotiate, but in reality do sod all

“People I speak to on the doorstep tell me”

I don’t speak to those plebs but they voted us in and this is what we’re going to do so fuck off

Would you buy a used car from these people?

“What the Great British public wants”

I don’t feel I can argue this point, but we’re in power and we’ll do what we please – fuck off!

“Let us be clear” 

Let me fill the space with some meaningless drivel

“No deal is better than a bad deal”

We have messed up completely, totally lost out, can’t give in so we quit

“World-beating”

No one else counts

“We are not lowering British Food standards”

We just passed a law that we are lowering British Food standards

Thanks to Chris J. Stafford, Tony Vail, Charlotte Beyer, Finn Jackson, Don Adamson, Dominique Boulliez, Bill Sylvester, Edward Holmes, Nicola Tipton, Andrew Wallace, Jane Berry, Paul Anders, Stephen Corsham, Andy Janes, Sue Banting, Richard Henson, Nikki Fothergill, Jeremy Clarke, Arno Elout