You’ve probably seen or heard about the whole #WhyImVotingUkip thing. It’s fabulous. Never has the hijacking of a hashtag been so funny and so powerful. Kids that aren’t even old enough to vote are tweeting sarcastic pokes at Ukip – amazing.
Well, I think Ukip will certainly see an impact on voter turnout today, but it probably won’t be the one they hoped for. People who were previously ambivalent may very well pop down to the polling station just because they want to smash Ukip’s pint-fuelled dreams.
The way to the British heart is through our snark.
A selection of the funniest tweets:
#WhyImVotingUkip Because I’m worried black people will start breeding with gay people and we’ll create a master race of amazing dancers
— James McMahon (@jamesjammcmahon) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip I bought some Mr Sheen today, and was disgusted to read that it’s ‘Polish’. Just another example of soft-touch Britain.
— Ciarán West (@CiaranWest) May 22, 2014
#WhyImVotingUKIP Because the overworked medical staff who saved my wife and daughter’s life during childbirth were nearly all foreigners!
— Mike Bubbins (@MikeBubbins) May 22, 2014
— Brian (@SadFaceOtter) May 22, 2014