So NOW you love democracy? Brexiteers turn on Remainers after US Capitol riot

A FORMER Brexit Party MEP has mocked the reactions of anti-Brexit politicians to the violence in Washington DC.

PUBLISHED: 21:18, Thu, Jan 7, 2021 | UPDATED: 21:24, Thu, Jan 7, 2021

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Martin Daubney hit out at Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Green leader Caroline Lucas, who were all quick to condemn the assault on the US Capitol as anti-democratic. Mr Daubney branded the three party leaders "hypocrites" over their responses.

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Three leaders - all of whom wanted to cancel the Brexit referendum - are now on the side of democracy

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He tweeted: "Well isn’t this jolly? Three party political leaders - all of whom wanted to cancel the Brexit referendum - are suddenly ‘on the side of democracy’ are appalled by ‘attacks on democracy’ and say ‘democracy can never be taken for granted’.

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"Sturgeon, Starmer, Lucas: Hypocrites!

"Please feel free to add more tweets of hypocrite anti-Brexit MPs or commentators who’ve suddenly developed a thirst for democracy. Let’s keep a running tally!"

Washington riotsThe Washington riots have been condemned by political leaders around the world (Image: GETTY)

One Twitter user responded with a screenshot of Sadiq Khan tweet which read: “Deeply disturbing scenes from the Capitol building. Solidarity with our friends in America tonight.

“These extremists are intent on attacking democracy and stoking division.”

Mr Daubney's views were echoed across the Channel by Frexit campaigner Charles-Henri Gallois.

He said: "The images of the Capitol must obviously be condemned and are worrying for democracy.

"But on the other hand, see those who trampled on the 2005 referendum in France or wanted to cancel Brexit now advocate for democracy. Allow me to laugh!"

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