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Is Theresa May’s Brexit plan ‘worst in history’? Some people have other ideas

After Nigel Farage said the plan was the ‘worst deal in history’, many followed this up with different views…

Nigel Farage at the Channel 4 Brexit debate Live at the Custard factory, Birmingham.
Nigel Farage at the Channel 4 Brexit debate Live at the Custard factory, Birmingham.

Theresa May faces an unenviable task as she hopes to convince her Cabinet, Parliament and the country that her proposed Brexit deal if the right way forward, if early reaction to the first draft is any measure.

Though the DUP, Labour and numerous Eurosceptic Conservatives were quick to criticise the arrangement, perhaps the most categorical critic was Nigel Farage, who tweeted soon after it was announced: “Theresa May’s Brexit agreement is the worst deal in history.”

The former Ukip leader’s response clearly got some people thinking.

First there were the football fans – many of whom could think of several worse deals in transfer windows gone by.

“In 2009, Man Utd sold Cristiano Ronaldo & replaced him with Antonio Valencia, Gabriel Obertan, Mame Biram Diouf & Michael Owen,” tweeted one user, @starkador.

Manchester United fan @sidneymufc also pointed out: “Obviously not aware David Moyes got a six year contract.”

Meanwhile, numerous people were quick to point out that the club were paying a reported £400,000 a week for forward Alexis Sanchez.

Times sport writer Giles Smith added: “Winston Bogarde at Chelsea, £40,000 per week between 2000 and 2004, 9 appearances.”

And Neil Morrow referred to Sheffield United’s now infamous decision not to sign Diego Maradona.

Away from football, Tom Evans pointed out that Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne received $1,500 for 10% of the company in the 1970s – a stake that would now be worth tens of billions.

Journalist Iain Martin added: “Versailles Treaty and Nazi-Soviet pact probably worse, surely?”

But then added: “Derek Rowe of Decca records rejecting the Beatles and signing Brian Poole and the Tremeloes instead is the worst deal in history.”

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