back to top
Politics

Just 11 Times Leave Campaigners Said That Brexit Would Be Easy

Brexit secretary David Davis said this week that no one ever said leaving the EU would be "simple or easy". Except all these times that people did.

Posted on

1. International trade secretary Liam Fox, 20 July 2017

Chris Ison/PA Images/ BuzzFeed News

2. Tory backbencher and former minister John Redwood, 17 July 2016

PA Images / BuzzFeed News

3. Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, 20 September 2016

BBC / BuzzFeed News

4. UKIP's Brexit spokesman Gerard Batten, 17 February 2017

Joe Giddens/PA Wire/ / Buzzfeed News

5. Brexit secretary David Davis, 14 July 2016

PA Wire / BuzzFeed News

6. David Davis (again), 4 February 2016

Twitter

7. Foreign secretary Boris Johnson (then mayor of London), 6 March 2016

PA Wire / BuzzFeed News

8. Environment secretary Michael Gove (then justice secretary), 1 June 2016

Steve Parsons / PA Wire / BuzzFeed News

9. Former Conservative and UKIP MP Douglas Carswell, 8 June 2016

Ben Birchall/PA Archive/PA Images / BuzzFeed News

10. Then UKIP leader Paul Nuttall, 17 January 2017

PA Wire / Patrick Smith

11. J.D. Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin, 2 January 2017

JD Wetherspoon / PA / BuzzFeed News

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Patrick Smith at patrick.smith@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.