Hello readers. And hello to Thomas Evans, a member of UKIP and a vocal supporter of the party on social media sites. We know he is reading this as he seems to actively search for Tweets and blog entries that have a different opinion to his own; then to pop up unexpectedly in a gauche manner devoid of internet etiquette to reply sans introduction. Hi Thomas! *waves*
A brief bio: Thomas has been a member of UKIP for a few months, having started supporting the party a couple of years ago; prior to that he voted Lib Dem. He lives in Sussex (we’d rather not specify a town as he is rather touchy about others revealing his personal information). Today is a very special day for him as he gets a blog written on him by a member of the SLATUKIP team.
Two days ago, LiberalIsland wrote a blog entry titled “HEY UKIP being flexible is not all it’s cracked up to be”, a critique of UKIP’s attitude towards worker rights, especially maternity pay. The entry went viral (654 re-Tweets after being shared by WomenDefyUKIP), mainly because it contained this extraordinary picture:
There is nothing more to add about this picture – it is a clear statement of disapproval for increased maternity pay by Nigel Farage. But this is where our friend Thomas Evans comes in. What you are about to see is Thomas accuse LiberalIsland of faking the image SEVERAL times, only to be decisively, emphatically – and humiliatingly – proven wrong.
Firstly, Thomas accusing LiberalIsland ‘creating a fake screenshot’:
He repeatedly claims that the Tweet was never posted by Farage’s official account. So Thomas, when we click on this link to a Tweet on the official Nigel Farage account, WHY DOES IT COME UP WITH THIS??
The screenshot at the top matches the embedded Tweet just above, it’s an open-and-shut case and utter, utter humiliation for Thomas Evans. Forgive this SLATUKIP member for gloating but HAHAHAHA!
Perhaps it would be apt to borrow a tactic from that other vocal UKIP Tweeter, Lawrence Brewer and use this picture:
If only could all UKIP lies could be proven wrong with the click of a button.
Poor Thomas. Perhaps he would feel a bit better if he commented below, in typical pop-up fashion? Go on son, you know you want to.