What’s all this “Farage Garage” talk about, you may ask? Well, let’s get the petition and Twitter trend explained as attention intensifies.
Say what you will about 2020, for it has been an absolute shocker in almost every regard, but it really is rather admirable that the British sense of humour survives in such times.
Perhaps it relates back to the age old saying: if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.
Over the course of the year so far, we’ve all seen an abundance of meme trends circulating on social media.
Indeed, nobody is safe from the meme treatment, whether you’re a Hollywood A-lister, an activist, or indeed, a politician.
Politicians, it seems, are especially prone to be targeted by meme aficionados and internet trolls.
The likes of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson have found ridicule online inescapable and the time has once again come for Nigel Farage.
Recently, the 56-year-old British politician has trended on Twitter for a pretty bizarre reason. Let’s get into it…
“Farage Garage” explained: Twitter trend
There is currently a petition and online campaign which will be proposed to the Kent County Council requesting that a lorry park be named after Nigel Farage.
As he’s served as the leader of the Brexit Party since 2019, those signing the petition feel the branding is a fitting way to recognise the role he’s played in the UK leaving the EU.
The Evening Standard reports that the lorry park is currently under construction next to the M20 in Ashford and will be designed to situate a staggering 1,700 lorries.
As addressed by the previous source, hauliers will need permits to gain access to Kent in order to avoid being part of a queue made up of 7,000 trucks inching towards the border.
So, why “Farage Garage”?
The petition actually calls for the facility to be named “Nigel’s Folly”. However, many have commented arguing that “Farage Garage” is a better name.
“Nigel’s Folly” petition
The petition elaborates on the reason for requesting a name change.
The Evening Standard draws upon some of its contents:
“It is fitting that every lorry driver, every commuter and every local resident has a chance to link this fine example of civil engineering to its true hero. It may be that Mr Farage will be unable or unwilling to attend the unveiling of this great honour that we do him, but that shouldn’t get in the way of seeing his name and huge gurn plastered all over the boundary fence at regular intervals, topped by a coil of razor wire no doubt festooned with the shreds of black farmers’ plastic known as witches’ knickers.”
Continued: “For the foreseeable future everyone should genuinely be able to refer to this diesel-soaked Valhalla as Nigel’s Folly.”
Signatures have already reached the thousands and you can access it below.
Has it earned a response?
Nigel Farage is yet to comment on the petition.
Nevertheless, it continues to attract attention on Twitter, shared around by a wealth of users in hopes of drawing attention to the situation.
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