If there is one thing us Brits do well, it's sarcasm. So, it's not surprising that the internet has united to unceremoniously hijack the hashtag #WhyImVotingUkip.
Nigel Farage and co. appeared to be very popular on Twitter Wednesday morning, with multitudes taking to their keyboards to voice why they would be voting for the Eurosceptic party.
But upon closer inspection, social media users didn't appear to be explaining too seriously why Ukip have the edge over other parties.
It does appear the hashtag was intended to promote the party, with those posting early on seemingly keeping a more serious tone.
Why are you voting UKIP this year? Tell us, tell Twitter and let's get it trending! #WhyImVotingUkip
— UKIP Harrogate (@UKIPHarrogate) May 20, 2014
— State Control (@State_Control) May 20, 2014
But it rapidly descended into farce and, a day before the European elections, the Twitter trend has spectacularly backfired on the party.
It was like the ill-fated Ukip carnival all over again...
Here's our pick of the best:
#WhyImVotingUkip Because I'm fed-up of foreigners coming over & denying hard-working British people the right to be Nigel Farage's wife.
— Elizabeth Day (@elizabday) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip Because the weather's really starting to pick up, and I don't want it ruined by gays.
— Vikki Stone (@vikkistone) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip because an Oriental gentleman just pushed into the front of the bus queue and got on first
— Nathaniel John (@Nathaniel_John) May 21, 2014
— incrediblyQ (@incrediblyQ) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip I heard an African American and 2 (gay?) French robots on the radio telling me to "get lucky". Now I'm scared to go outside
— Jamie Karran (@NoDrNo) May 21, 2014
— William Kedjanyi (@keejayOV) May 20, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip Because I hate all that foreign muck. I like good British food, like curry and Chinese
— James McMahon (@jamesjammcmahon) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip because I'm pretty sure Nigel Farage is actually a Sasha Baron Cohen spoof character and I'd like to see this play out.
— Sharon (@MySharona1987) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip Spanish dominance in the European Champions League means I don't want to be a part of it
— David Bullin (@BullinDavid) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip because Boss man put a 69p price sticker over the original 49p for a can of KA
— King TinTin IV (@DaRealTinTin) May 21, 2014
— Sean (@WafcSean) May 20, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip Because I hear Pole dancers are undercutting our home-grown British dancers. Disgusting!
— Luke Thomas (@welshboy82) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip because I find spelling foreign surnames daunting and difficult
— Rachael Krishna (@RachaelKrishna) May 20, 2014
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