Video: ‘Oh bollocks!’ MP’s outburst over suggestion that Brexit will cost the legal services market £1.7 billion

Former justice minister Jonathan Djanogly’s suggestion didn’t go down well with one MP

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Conservative MP Michael Fabricant (pictured above) has apologised after responding “oh bollocks” when it was suggested that the legal services industry could be up to £1.7bn worse off if Britain leaves the EU.

The suggestion came from fellow Conservative MP and former justice minister Jonathan Djanogly, who was standing directly behind Fabricant in the House of Commons.

Addressing MPs this morning (video below), Djanogly suggested that most commercial law firms and The Law Society were in agreement that a vote to leave on the 23 June could have a detrimental impact on legal services output. To which Fabricant, somewhat bluntly, can be heard responding “oh bollocks”.

Fabricant has since apologised to the Speaker for his colourful choice of language.

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Steve

At last language the man on the street can understand and believe, boll*cks.brexit

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Anonymous

Don’t forget our love for all things beer and bingo.

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Not Amused

I watched the video. If Djanogly wasn’t an idiot he would have used the same argument to support Brexit.

If we vote to remain then there will be no reform of the EU. That should terrify lawyers. Because lawyers should have read the 5 presidents report. Lawyers should know that the future of the EU is a harmonised legal system. That means more and more civil law imposed on England and Wales.

Our legal system is one of our best global exports. We need independence in order to protect it. The global market place has categorically rejected civil law. If we are forcefully harmonised then the only people who will profit are the Americans.

But Djanogly is an idiot. A failure as a baby justice minister who sucks up to the prime minister’s (or rather the chancellor’s ) line in the vague hope he can be rubbish at being a baby minister in some other unsuspecting department.

So “bollocks” is probably all the fool deserves.

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Anonymous

But doesn’t that paper just talk about the Euro area Member States, and the Economic and Monetary Union? It’s far from clear how it applies to England and Wales.

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Anonymous

There is a reason he is called FabriCANT – negative idiot.

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Edward Bernays

“Via money Europe could become political in five years” and “… the current communities should be completed by a Finance Common Market which would lead us to European economic unity. Only then would … the mutual commitments make it fairly easy to produce the political union which is the goal.” Jean Monnet, founding father of the EU.

The reason older generation want out is because they were around when it started and can see the deception at play. While the young have been brought up, indoctrinated via media and education system to be pro EU and talk down their own country.

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