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    May 21, 2014

    21 Amusing Reasons People On Twitter Say They're Voting UKIP

    It would appear the motivations given for #WhyImVotingUkip have become slightly less serious over time.

    Last night some UKIP supporters decided to explain why they backed their party.

    UKIP is the only party that supports grammar schools and a resurgence in social mobility #WhyImVotingUkip

    Mark Jenkinson@markjenk

    UKIP is the only party that supports grammar schools and a resurgence in social mobility #WhyImVotingUkip

    9:05 PM - 20 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Why are you voting UKIP this year? Tell us, tell Twitter and let's get it trending! #WhyImVotingUkip

    UKIP Harrogate@UKIPHarrogate

    Why are you voting UKIP this year? Tell us, tell Twitter and let's get it trending! #WhyImVotingUkip

    8:11 PM - 20 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And pretty soon #WhyImVotingUkip was trending. Except...

    1.

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I once ate some French cheese which gave me a tummy ache

    Robin Ince@robinince

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I once ate some French cheese which gave me a tummy ache

    12:38 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2.

    #WhyImVotingUKIP I'm incompetent enough to fear that my job actually might be taken by an unqualified Romanian who doesn't speak English

    Veronica @_BingCherry

    #WhyImVotingUKIP I'm incompetent enough to fear that my job actually might be taken by an unqualified Romanian who doesn't speak English

    11:56 PM - 20 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    #WhyImVotingUkip because I once got stung by a wasp and I bet it was from the EU

    Hayley@hayleymccarthyy

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I once got stung by a wasp and I bet it was from the EU

    8:38 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    5.

    #WhyImVotingUkip guy in the corner shop kept the 1p change i didn't need

    chunk@liam_edmond

    #WhyImVotingUkip guy in the corner shop kept the 1p change i didn't need

    1:12 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6.

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I find Venice frightening and difficult to navigate. I think I saw a ghost there.

    Robin Ince@robinince

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I find Venice frightening and difficult to navigate. I think I saw a ghost there.

    12:51 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7.

    #WhyImVotingUkip David Cameron didn't wish me happy birthday

    Felicity Morse@FelicityMorse

    #WhyImVotingUkip David Cameron didn't wish me happy birthday

    8:23 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8.

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I ordered a chicken sheesh but I received a lamb doner. Dinner and country ruined.

    Clumpton@MrClumpton

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I ordered a chicken sheesh but I received a lamb doner. Dinner and country ruined.

    9:07 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9.

    #WhyImVotingUkip because voting far right and blaming minorities after an economic downturn worked so well before, let's try that again

    AJM.@YouMustBeAnna

    #WhyImVotingUkip because voting far right and blaming minorities after an economic downturn worked so well before, let's try that again

    8:14 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10.

    #WhyImVotingUkip Because I like to think that people from other countries who live in mine are the main reason I have failed in life.

    R-Mattz@RealMattLucas

    #WhyImVotingUkip Because I like to think that people from other countries who live in mine are the main reason I have failed in life.

    12:23 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11.

    #WhyImVotingUkip To try and leave Man City.

    yaya toure@YayaToure_

    #WhyImVotingUkip

    To try and leave Man City.

    7:53 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    12.

    #WhyImVotingUkip SIk off FibDems an NuLieBores and torees r week abuot they putting mosckes on my kids' schooles and wearin scarfs go home

    Keri@kerihw

    #WhyImVotingUkip SIk off FibDems an NuLieBores and torees r week abuot they putting mosckes on my kids' schooles and wearin scarfs go home

    12:54 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    13.

    #whyImvotingUKIP because I can't tell what accent Aiden Gillen does on #GameOfThrones & I don't want us all to speak like that by 2020.

    Tiernan Douieb@TiernanDouieb

    #whyImvotingUKIP because I can't tell what accent Aiden Gillen does on #GameOfThrones & I don't want us all to speak like that by 2020.

    12:51 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    14.

    #WhyImvotingUkip because I know that a public school educated stockbroker is an anti establishment figure

    Ern Malley@loveandgarbage

    #WhyImvotingUkip because I know that a public school educated stockbroker is an anti establishment figure

    12:32 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    15.

    #WhyImVotingUkip I had to move to Spain to get away from all the immigrants who are ruining Britain.

    Primly Stable@PrimlyStable

    #WhyImVotingUkip I had to move to Spain to get away from all the immigrants who are ruining Britain.

    8:51 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    16.

    #WhyImVotingUkip Because we must honour those who died to defeat fascism by voting for it.

    Mitch Benn@MitchBenn

    #WhyImVotingUkip Because we must honour those who died to defeat fascism by voting for it.

    1:09 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    17.

    #WhyImVotingUkip because Romanians and The Gays are responsible for my ignorance, indolence and inability to keep up a buy-to-let mortgage.

    Dino Goldie@dinogoldie

    #WhyImVotingUkip because Romanians and The Gays are responsible for my ignorance, indolence and inability to keep up a buy-to-let mortgage.

    11:40 PM - 20 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    18.

    #WhyImVotingUkip: because no political party is standing up for the white, middle-class, heterosexual male, and that needs to change.

    Dylan H Martell.@TorySwing

    #WhyImVotingUkip: because no political party is standing up for the white, middle-class, heterosexual male, and that needs to change.

    12:32 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    19.

    #WhyImVotingUkip Because gay people shouldn't be able to control the weather.

    Yorkshire Gamer@Jeansybaby

    #WhyImVotingUkip Because gay people shouldn't be able to control the weather.

    8:59 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    20.

    #WhyImVotingUkip Because Nigel says Romanian pixies will move to the bottom of my garden if I don't.

    sarah.edwards0@SarahEdwards0

    #WhyImVotingUkip Because Nigel says Romanian pixies will move to the bottom of my garden if I don't.

    9:11 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    21.

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I accidentally stood barefoot on a Lego piece this morning and I'm 146% sure the EU are to blame.

    Sharon @MySharona1987

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I accidentally stood barefoot on a Lego piece this morning and I'm 146% sure the EU are to blame.

    9:08 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    ...continues for over 21,000 tweets at present.

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