I promise this is not a send-up and these people are for real.
Watch the video embedded in Kerry-Anne Mendoza’s tweet. You won’t need to go very far into it to get the gist:
I don’t think this was meant to be a parody, but it’s the perfect roast of the “yah-yah” anti-left.pic.twitter.com/MkeegLcujo
— Kerry-Anne Mendoza (@TheMendozaWoman) August 14, 2019
Alice and Beatrice Grant (for those are their names) have been getting roasted online ever since this went out.
Nope… not a word.
— Sue Fewster #POWA 🖐 (@suefew) August 14, 2019
I do hope so, but probably not- looks like they were not brought up to feel shame, only entitlement.
— Fiona Millar (@fififm) August 14, 2019
They are genuine Farage fangirls who, let’s be honest, don’t seem to understand much of what they’re on about.
This Mail article gives a little more background:
“The two young women are in fact sisters Alice and Beatrice Grant, aged 17 and 15, privately educated granddaughters of the late industrialist and former Governor of the Bank of Scotland Sir Alistair Grant.”
Oh right, so a background like that should give them a qualification in … Capitalism, not Socialism. I’d have thought so, anyway.
“The girls argue that what Britain needs is a swift No-Deal exit from the EU. In their eyes, Nigel Farage is a hero for standing up for Britain and fighting for British independence from the ‘corrupt EU’. And while they are still too young to vote, they have little time for those who doubt they are the genuine article.”
The piece goes on to say the girls like to spend their spare time looking for vintage clothes in charity shops. Personally, I see them more as looking in shops like “I Saw You Coming” from Harry and Paul. On the subject of Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, here’s one Twitter user’s response to Alice and Beatrice:
— GeesQueen ⚖️ #PCPEU (@GeesQueenXOX) August 14, 2019
Here’s a comment on their style of autocue-reading (if it was even that sophisticated).
— Steve V Egan #JC4PM (@SRE_NCFC) August 14, 2019
Obviously, as Brexiteers, they’re fans of UKIP’s new leader, Dick Braine, too:
oh cool, wonder if they come with the outfits?
— Name's Zongo.. Kit Zongo. (@Kit_Zongo) August 14, 2019
It would be beneath This Writer to suggest that the only reason these girls have been put forward as faces of Brexit is the fact that they’re easy on the eye.
But we can all agree – can’t we? – that it wasn’t for their intelligence.
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