Some bemusement has been caused to many on the left, and who are not fans of driving the UK economy off a no-deal Brexit cliff edge, at a video recorded earlier this month by two young women who are ardently right-wing, and ardently pro-Brexit. The two are also, to no surprise at all, equally ardent fans of the Brexit Party.
Alice and Beatrice Grant
Alice and Beatrice Grant are two highly privileged individuals on whom a no-deal Brexit will have most likely no effect at all. They are unlikely to struggle to put food on the table, or find somewhere to live (and, should they lower themselves to such demeaning behaviour, work) in the near future. For them, the world is excellent.
One mildly creepy video ...
... is very much like the next one
So they put together their videos, all too obviously cut and spliced to allow them to read from a script, where each of them in turn declaims a series of unsubstantiated claims about the EU, Socialism, the UK Constitution, and their beloved Brexit Party. The effect is mildly creepy. And because they are so obviously privileged, it convinces no-one.
The impression is given that the two are mere I-Speak-Your-Weight machines for easily persuaded Brexiteers. Notice the blank look on the face of the non-speaker in those videos. Note also the mindless slogans they Tweet. Take, for instance, Alice’s response to the EU concluding the Mercosur trade deal. “This EU deal is an ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER for Europe & South America. It leads to further deforestation of Amazon Rainforest for cattle farming & soy bean growth, it's an attack on the vulnerable Indigenous peoples of the Amazon & it's a betrayal of Europe's farmers & agriculture”.
Citation? Where she’s going, she won’t need citations. And here’s shameless Beatrice to back Alice up. “As usual the GREED and selfishness of the EU imposes itself using their trade ‘deals’ in the name of cooperation and fake prosperity. The indigenous tribes of the Amazon need our protection not deforestation”. Environmental concerns? A party headed by Nigel “Thirsty” Farage? Get out of here. And, er, there’s more.
Here’s shameless Beatrice again. "Lammy being pathetic as usual. The chains of slavery can be intangible, as amply shown in China, the Soviet Union and the EU; to deny that just shows your ignorance and petty hatred for the truth”. Two things here. One, best not tell a black Briton he doesn’t understand racism. And Two, the EU isn’t the USSR. It really isn’t.
Back to Alice, who pretends she knows all about the Labour Party, but doesn’t. “Labour has abandoned & INSULTED the pillar of this country, the working class, by fully endorsing an anti-democratic 2nd Brexit vote. The party that was once home to Eurosceptic legends like Tony Benn now only caters for the immoral, money hungry London elite”. A vote is anti-democratic! Ignorance is strength! The logic of this is Doubleplus Ungood!
And so to Beatrice telling her followers “The most elementary and insidious type of censorship is self-censorship. People are becoming afraid of speaking out & saying what they think or believe for FEAR of the consequences. We MUST NOT allow ourselves to be intimidated. Freedom of Speech Fascism mustn’t be tolerated”. You tell them, eh? That censorship is why they are free to churn out this mindless drivel.
Which brings us back to Alice, and that Socialism obsession, even though they probably wouldn’t be able to identify it if it jumped up and shouted BOO at them. “The EU have adopted a toxic socialist model designed to control & oppress the individual by centralising ALL economic and social power to the EU superstate, at the cost of civil liberties and economic ruin for all but the multinationals”. They have? When did that happen?
Anyone find that one racially tinged?
A campaigner for freedom RTd this. Yes, really
What liberties did I lose through the UK being part of the EU? But enough; there is no loss of individual liberty through any country being an EU member state. There is no EU superstate. There is no centralising of economic and social power. And Alice and Beatrice Grant give every impression of there being no-one at home.
RTing Breitbart. RTing Kate Hoey's made up quote
Which may explain the Retweeting of Breitbart and Holocaust denier Peter Imanuelsen, Alice Grant’s racially-tinged “Why doesn’t [Sadiq] Khan try to make ALL British Londoners feel safe and welcome in our own city, not just EU newcomers?”, and the frequent mentions for the Leave EU Twitter feed, with which Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice was so keen to disassociate himself recently because, it seems, of its recent bigotry.
RTing Peter Imanuelsen ...
... and InfoWars' Paul Watson
The poster children of the Brexit Party talk of freedom. They Retweet authoritarian intolerance. They talk well, but on the subject of the EU at least, they lie badly.
But they smile nicely for the camera, so that’s all right, then.
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