Those out there on the far right are in a sombre mood this morning, as yet another of the fringe idiocy has been removed from Twitter, to the great relief of most users of that platform who wished it had happened rather earlier. This time, it is the earnest but utterly unhinged Anne Marie Waters, who took her bat home after failing to claim the UKIP leadership recently, and now heads her own outfit For Britain.
This party had already been facing irrelevance and possible extinction after the Kippers’ new leader Adolf von Batten yanked his party further to the right in an attempt to scoop up the Islamophobic vote and pander to the Wall Of Gammon™. With UKIP looking to corner the market for paranoia about Scary Muslims™, For Britain faces a bleak future.
News of the suspension came from Battersea bedroom dweller Paul Watson, who bleated “Ann [sic] Marie Waters, leader of anti-mass migration political party For Britain, has been suspended by Twitter. Looks like a permanent ban”. He was swiftly corrected: “Ann Marie Waters, unelected leader of anti-minority far right political party For Britain, who espouses the Eurabia conspiracy theory & who wants to control Muslim birthrates, has been suspended by Twitter. Looks like a permanent ban. Fixed it for you, Paul”.
From there began the outpouring of victimhood and paranoia. David Vance of utterly batshit Alt News Media harrumphed “The Twitter intolerance towards those who oppose intolerance grows louder in this echo chamber”, while Michael Barnbrook whined “Whether you agree with #AnneMarieWaters and her political views, does anybody on @twitter actually support their decision to ban the Leader of a registered political party in what is supposed to be a democracy. It is almost too frightening for words”. Wibble.
One For Britain member offered “Twitter is pathetic, there are loads of abusive account [sic] out there yet they suspend an account because they disagree with it politically? But yes allow the Muslim death threats to flow in without punishment”. One of Rebel Media’s finest added “Anne Marie Waters is suspended from twitter. They are trying to take down a political party in UK. They are doing anything they can”. “They”. Coming to get “Us”.
For Britain’s chairman suggested a reason for the ban: “Apparently @ForBritainParty leader @AMDWaters has been suspended from twitter for criticising South Yorkshire Police's priorities. We will of course challenge this decision that is clearly politicised censorship”. Yeah, right. And what was it about? “The free speech she was campaigning for has been silenced”. FREEZE PEACH! FREEZE PEACH!
The paranoia even extended to Adolf von Batten himself: “She has a legitimate right to speak. They silence her now who will they silence next? Small political parties have limited access to mass media and banning them from social media is political repression”. And another For Britain stalwart decided it was all about the T-Word. “@Twitter your banning of @AMDWaters is appalling. Suspending the truth is not a good look for you. And if the suspension is for what we believe it was, you have just censored the truth”.
THE TROOF. It’s all about THE TROOF. Except it isn’t: Ms Waters abused the Twitter T&Cs and was banned as a result. Just rejoice at that news.
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