EU Referendum Conspiracy Theories Make Sarah Wollaston 'Plant' Claims Actually Look Believable


Unfortunately for voters, reasonable arguments don't appear to count for much in the EU referendum debate.

Here are seven examples to prove exactly that...

1) The Brexit Defector 'Plant'

Dr Sarah Wollaston has become the first MP to defect in the EU debate, switching from the 'leave' camp to 'remain', immediately prompting cries of an anti-Brexit stitch-up.

Having listened carefully to both sides of the debate, I believe our NHS & research will be safer if Britain remains in the EU

— Sarah Wollaston MP (@sarahwollaston) June 8, 2016

Tory MP @Stewart4Pboro has just retweeted the theory that @sarahwollaston was "a Remain plant"

— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) June 8, 2016

Wollaston told the BBC she had become convinced the NHS would suffer a “Brexit penalty” if the UK voted to leave the EU on June 23.

“If you’re in a position where you can’t hand out a Vote Leave leaflet, you can’t be campaigning for that organisation,” she said.

2) The voter registration site was deliberately crashed.

Around two hours before the deadline to register, the government website in charge of applications crashed.

Emergency legislation was used to extend the time available to apply prompting calls... oh you know the score already.

Last night's highly suspicious "crash"could be the beginning of an attempt by the elite to steal the referendum and cheat the people. Beware

— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) June 8, 2016

Matthew Elliott, the chief executive of Vote Leave, said: "They’ve just told the House of Commons that their website crashed last night because of the high demand, but we know that the Government and their allies are trying to register as many likely Remain voters as possible."

Was registration website deliberately crashed when it looked like there weren't enough yoof registering? #brexit

— shaunandelly (@shaunandelly) June 8, 2016

'The electoral registration site was deliberately crashed and Sarah Wollaston is a government plant!!!!!'

— Jason Spacey (@Jason_Spacey) June 9, 2016

3) The Old Trafford bomb alert was staged to create a climate of fear.

Last month a bomb scare caused the evacuation of Old Trafford football ground and the suspension of the scheduled Manchester United and Bournemouth game.

It later transpired the suspect device was a dummy left behind by a private security firm after a training exercise.

Before this was known though, anything went...

No package - Staged by the IN campaign, to frighten people into believing we will be safer in the European Union. #oldtrafford #brexit

— Tim Lewis (@TizzylewSelsey) May 15, 2016


— ETFLOOD (@ETFLOOD1) May 15, 2016

4) The BBC are conspiring against the 'leave' camp.

This. Quite simply, this...

Would @BBCNews care to explain why ex-pats are seeing pro-EU propaganda plastered over the BBC home page? #BBCBias

— LEAVE.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) May 16, 2016

Probably because you didn't buy the ad space.

— (((Duncan Weldon))) (@DuncanWeldon) May 16, 2016

5) The EU is what Hitler wanted.

Boris Johnson compared the European Union to Hitler’s attempt to dominate the continent, presumably using economic cooperation in place of genocide, Blitzkrieg and Lebensraum.

Just let that sink in a while.

And he wasn't alone.

It is funny hearing MPs criticise Boris Johnson for saying the EU has the same goals as Hitler. The EU WAS Hitler's dream.

— The House Of WTF? (@TheHouseOfWTF) May 16, 2016

Admit it @George_Osborne staying in #EU means control by Brussels and Berlin, just as Adolf Hitler wanted in #WW2. #Brexit #BBC1 #EURef

— liarpoliticians (@liarpoliticians) June 8, 2016

6) That somehow the EU ref debate has turned orthodoxy completely on its head.

Not quite a conspiracy, but a theory none the less...

The embrace of such extremely populist banker bashing by the Brexiteer Right is extraordinary.

— Ben Judah (@b_judah) May 13, 2016

7) The Huffington Post UK planted an audience member in a televised debate.

Nigel Farage (a HuffPost UK blogger) had a tough time during ITV's EU special debate in which he and David Cameron (another HuffPost UK blogger) were grilled by a live TV audience.

One woman in particular, Imriel Morgan, gave the Ukip a good grilling, repeatedly interrupting the Ukip leader as he tried to dodge her original question.

Incidentally, Morgan has also blogged for HuffPost UK in the past, leading many to assume she had been planted in the audience.

So the woman who accused Farage of being Waayciiist is a Huff & Puff writer & "diversity activist"

Quelle surprise

— Katabasis (@Kata_basis) June 7, 2016


— Beverley #BREXIT (@BeverleyTruth) June 7, 2016

#HuffingtonPost So the rude heckler was Imriel Morgan planted in the audience by Huffington Post who produced the show. Shamefull boigotry.

— Palamino Pony (@palamino123) June 8, 2016

After receiving a torrent of abuse online - some of it racial - Morgan was forced to defend herself.

To all of the people taking the time to learn my name, my work. Any questions please refer to the below. Goodnight X

— Miss Imrie (@ImiMorgan) June 8, 2016

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