The Facebook page of the far-right group Britain First is one of the most popular in the country. It is also run by a bunch of complete numptys.
Earlier this week, the group linked to a story claiming that the villages of High Easter and Good Easter in Essex will be forced to change their names because of EU guidance that it “could offend residents of other faiths”.
Connor Wibbly is a spokesperson for the campaign group Equal Equality Now For All, and he admitted to Southend News Network that he is ‘delighted’ with the decision. He said: ‘This is a momentous day in the history of the United Kingdom, and justice is finally being delivered for everyone in Mid-Essex who has had a Christian festival rammed down their throats for too long. There will naturally be plenty of critics, but I have one question to ask them: How many towns in the UK have the word ‘Hannukah’ or ‘Ramadan’ in them? Hardly any is the answer!’
As you can imagine, the story is a spoof.
Britain First, who rarely bother with fact-checking, linked to it anyway. It’s still on their page.
One commenter wrote underneath:
Well done Biffers, you’ve really outdone yourselves this time! Do you hear that? Its the sound of the rest of the UK laughing at your idiocy
A week earlier, Britain First posted this picture to Facebook with the title: ‘A British school. Heartbreaking”.
It implyied school children were being forced to learn about Islam.
The children were actually engaged in a yoga pose