2018-12-02 16:06:24 UTC
Stephen Fry on Project Fear:
2 December 2018
'Viewers hail Stephen Fry's 'perfect' Brexit 'myth busting' video claiming
Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg are the real 'Project Fear'
'Viewers have hailed a video by Stephen Fry which aims to skewer
"myths" he claims were spread by the campaign to leave the EU.
'During the 11-minute animated video shared on YouTube and Twitter,
the actor and novelist shared "the story of how a mythical EU dragon
was conjured up".
'He begins by comparing anti-migrant media stories to Nazi propaganda,
picking out a Katie Hopkins column in which she wrote: "Show me
pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and
show me skinny people looking sad. I still don’t care."
'He also highlights a leaflet distributed by the Vote Leave campaign
which suggested five countries in south-eastern Europe were "set to
join the EU".
'In fact, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey have all
applied to join - but, Mr Fry points out: "Turkey applied over 30 years
'It is thought unlikely any of the five will soon join. ...'
'... Finally he calls Brexiteers Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson
the "arch-instigators of electoral fear" who are themselves firmly
rooted in the establishment.'