Speaking on ITV‘s Good Evening Britain, Dyer launched a stinging attack on former prime minister David Cameron. It sent viewers into meltdown:
Danny Dyer on Brexit. pic.twitter.com/lxf8pEDlC6
— Christopher Snowdon (@cjsnowdon) June 28, 2018
With a slightly bemused Jeremy Corbyn looking on, Dyer labelled Brexit a “mad riddle” before calling out Cameron’s role in creating the situation:
So what’s happened to that twat David Cameron who called it on? Let’s be fair … how comes he can scuttle off? He called all this on… he’s in Europe, in Nice with his trotters up … he should be held [to] account for it.
It’s fair to say that Twitter users absolutely lost the plot:
“Brexit? No one knows what it’s about where is that TWAT David Cameron?? He’s in Nice with his trotters up…. TWAT!!!!” Danny Dyer pic.twitter.com/EEbSU08DML
— ARTIST TAXI DRIVER (@chunkymark) June 28, 2018
Superb. Danny Dyer slams Brexit & asks how come “twat” Cameron can “scuttle off” to France and relax “with his trotters up”.
— Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) June 29, 2018
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) June 28, 2018
Yet, despite the bizarre situation:
Imagine if this time three years ago someone had told you that prime time ITV on 28 June 2018 would be Jeremy Corbyn MP sitting next to Pamela Anderson giving his analysis of the England football game, with Danny Dyer shouting that David Cameron is a "twat". #GEB
— Alex Nunns (@alexnunns) June 28, 2018
…the consensus was that Dyer actually spoke a lot of sense:
Danny Dyer saying "Brexit is this mad riddle, no one knows what it is" was actually some of the most astute political analysis I've heard in ages, until he bettered it with "What happened to that twat David Cameron?" pic.twitter.com/s4zH5awq0r
— Alex Nunns (@alexnunns) June 28, 2018
More astute political analysis than you get from most of the media in just 37 seconds pic.twitter.com/7AHQBnjhtP
— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) June 29, 2018
And he completed the holy trinity:
Danny Dyer’s told Piers Morgan to stop talking, said he likes Jeremy Corbyn, and has just called David Cameron a tw*t! 😁👍
— David Blake 🖐🌹 (@Captain_Vad) June 28, 2018
A serious point
But Dyer does make an important point. Cameron called the Brexit referendum because he wanted to quiet dissenting voices within his own party and solidify his position at the top. And when it all went tits up, he scuttled off and put his “trotters up”:
2 years ago when he resigned lobby journalists discussed David Cameron's 'legacy'. The most obsequious spinners even tried to defend him
Now Danny Dyer calls him a 'twat' with his 'trotters up' on national telly and not a single one of them says a word
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) June 28, 2018
This idea that there’s one rule for the creators of Brexit and another for the general public is not just limited to Cameron. Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg’s investment firm has been accused of setting up a fund in Ireland while warning clients about the dangers of a hard Brexit. And Nigel Farage is facing allegations he used insider polling knowledge to influence financial markets to make hedge funds millions, although he strongly denies the claims.
All in all, it was a rare moment of perfect synchronicity:
That Danny Dyer interview has everything. The word twat. Corbyn being grumpy. Pamela Anderson being confused. Ed balls giggling his tits off. Piers Morgan being interrupted. Harry Redknap asleep. The word twat again. pic.twitter.com/TRYR3MA7MP
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) June 28, 2018
And some now say Dyer speaks for Britain:
Genuinely had no idea who Danny Dyer was before today, and now I know he speaks for Britain.
Brexit has never been summarised better.
— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) June 29, 2018
Just don’t let him loose before the watershed.
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