Leave.EU, the controversial campaign group that supported the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union in the June 2016 Brexit referendum, has compared Nigel Farage with James Bond after it was revealed the Brexit Party leader was given office number ‘007’ in the European Parliament.
The group called the serendipitous assignation “highly appropriate” - although many Twitter users disagreed in the strongest and most sardonic terms, savagely ridiculing the comparison. Evidently, Farage’s detractors think the UK’s most hardcore Brexiteer isn’t cut from the same cloth as the country’s most famous fictional secret agent - although his supporters were rather taken by the coincidence.
— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) July 2, 2019
— Cosmo Politan (@aliasjoe) July 2, 2019
— Remainer Andy #RevokeA50Notice (@andy_webbo) July 2, 2019
— 🇬🇧-Garry-🇬🇧 (@Binarymap) July 2, 2019
— steve (@mirageuk) July 2, 2019
— Dylan (@dylancoxtv) July 2, 2019
— Ryan Evans (@DoNothing69) July 2, 2019
— Morgo (@MastaHerb) July 2, 2019
Leave.EU was fined £70,000 in May 2018 after the Electoral Commission found it’d failed to report at least £77,380 in spending, and in February 2019 Leave.EU and Eldon Insurance - owned by its founder Arron Banks - were fined £120,000 over data law breaches.