Katie Hopkins renews her promise to leave the UK if Ed Miliband becomes PM to 'head for one of the poorest countries on the planet'

The Sun columnist declares her political endorsement

Jenn Selby
Thursday 07 May 2015 17:42
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When Katie Hopkins initially announced her decision to up sticks and leave the UK if Ed Miliband was voted into Number 10, the Labour part rejoiced.

Such is the popularity of columnist that many speculated her pledge could well have won the election for the reds before it had even started.

And just in case we’d forgotten, by pledging her support for the Tories she also renewed her promise to vacate Britain and become a migrant herself on “one of the poorest countries in the world” if Miliband is declared the Prime Minister.

“I know this is brave,” she admits in her latest piece for The Sun.

“Every other commentator out there – political or otherwise – refuses to have an opinion. They say it is too close to call. This is code speak for cowardice.”

She goes on to predict a win for Cameron and a second coalition with the Liberal Democrats and Ukip.

“And if I am wrong, then so be it. I stand by my promise and I will leave the UK.

“If more people vote for a bloke who will break the economy all over again and wants people to believe aspiration is a bad thing then – as a self-appointed Dragon – I am out.

“I will leave the country and head for one of the poorest countries on the planet – because that is what Great Britain will turn into under Red Ed.”

Reiterating the fears of the right-wing media, she eludes to a potential deal between Labour and the SNP “which in turn will end the union which so many voted to keep at the last referendum”.

Her promise might just turn out to be as persuasive as Piers Morgan’s was during the Scottish referendum last September.

The former Daily Mirror editor made a last-ditch attempt to persuade Scotland to vote ‘No’ and stick with the UK when he posted: “Dear People of Scotland, if you vote NO, I promise to go straight back to America. #indyref”

The Scots did indeed vote against independence and preserved its 307-year-old union with England.

So Morgan honoured his promise, tweeting the reassuring following as he headed off to the US to take up his new role as the US Editor at Large for the MailOnline:

Relax. I'm leaving. #indyref pic.twitter.com/SGHt18pps1

Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 19, 2014

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