England win about UK becoming ‘self-confident’ post-Brexit, says Jeremy Vine
England’s win against Germany is about the UK becoming “self-confident” post-Brexit, the presenter Jeremy Vine has suggested.
The 2-0 victory against the Germans at Wembley to progress to the Euro 2020 quarter finals was a topic of discussion on Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine Show.
The host, who donned an England football shirt with a jacket on the show, claimed the win could “actually” be “about Brexit” as well as the “whole UK”.
Vine was responding to journalist Mike Parry gave him a telling off for predicting a Germany win, and added he was disappointed with his lack of “patriotism”.
Parry said: “Can I tell you why this is so important to the country? 1954, West Germany beat Hungary in the World Cup Final and that created the German revolution which led them to become the most powerful country in Europe.
“That’s what a football victory can do for a country. From the ashes of the Second World War Germany became great again due to winning a football match.”
Vine, who is also a BBC Radio 2 presenter, replied: “I’m just wondering whether though, to Mike’s point there, this is actually about Brexit. This is about Britain, the whole of the UK, becoming self-confident post-Brexit. We can do it.”
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England winning the Euros would be great for England. And to their credit, players like Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jordan Henderson, as well as Gareth Southgate, are great ambassadors for their country. Certainly better ambassadors than the government in Westminster.
But Wales, Scotland and N. Ireland are independent in footballing terms. It wouldn’t be a UK phenomenon at all.
What a silly old ****.
It’s about giving English nationalists an excuse for working themselves up over images of spitfires and rampant Union Jackery.
You go your way Vine and we’ll go ours!
Wouldnt like to be a plastic chair, for the next few weeks!!! :S
Why would we care what England do in the Euros? Personally I don’t care if UKBIN is lacking in self confidence following Brexit. It deserves to. Stupid decision. I always thought Jeremy Vine was smart. Guess I was mistaken. Just another sphincter-flag waving goon.
England win is about getting out of last 16 and into last 8. You’d think they’d already won the bloody thing !
To be fair, one more win and they will be as good as Wales were last time.
Indeed. It will be good news for them if they can equal our performance last time. Despite what J Vine says though it won’t affect me as a resident of UKBIN and a citizen of Cymru one iota, for the good or the bad
Jeremy Vine has historically been contre le pays.
He patronises a patriotic Cymro “Terry from the Ronn – dda”
“Terry, tell us about the allotment.”
Would he have this disrespect from an retired Englishman who would never last five minutes in a mine owing the that infernal land’s lack of them?
Wait until there is a 25 foot BBC totem for us to worship our colonial praetors.
Sian Cothi he is not.
So if Wales were to become independent that would mean we would have so much confidence we would win the world cup!
What if Scotland got their independence at the same time? Would the world cup final between Wales and Scotland go to penalties and ultimately declared a draw?
If they do win we will never hear the end of it.
To be fair, for those wanting to share their joy if they did win, I would be happy to fake an interest. I have got to where I am in my career because of the support of friendly English people. But for the “LAAADS” who take it as an excuse to provoke, gloat and insult, there’s lots of fun to be had not giving them the audience they want. Just smile inquisitively and ask questions like “And sorry, what are the Euro 2020s?” “So you kicked the soccer ball in the net more times than the other team, yes?” “I… Read more »
Totally out of his tree.
Some ‘stats’ that stands out for the European championships, since they began in 1960. Most appearances in the last 8 without ever reaching the final. England.7 times. Most wins with 52.3% 11 in 21 games Belgium Wales doesn’t look too shabby with 50% (5 in 10 games) Incredibly, if we’d beaten Switzerland or Denmark we’d be top of the win percentages! Even more wild, if we’d not qualified from the group with our 4 points we’d now be on 55.55% and above Belgium! Saddest stat, Most Appearances without ever progressing from group stages. Scotland 1992, 1996 and 2020. So they… Read more »
I would be happy to sacrifice any sporting acheivement to get our people the life they deserve. There, I said it.
No Jeremy, it’s about them scoring more goals than the other team.
Time stop worrying about what the English Brexiteers think and make our own way as an independent sovereign state in the UN and the EU just like Ireland.
England have just hit the quarter finals and people are already going over the top. This versus Europe crap has to stop, they are our neighbours for goodness sake and if you look at our history – we are European.