Nigel Farage is mocked on Twitter over a spelling error

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Nigel Farage, the former leader of the Ukip party, is offering his support in local elections this week — but was mercilessly mocked for standing in front of a party sign mis-spelling the constituency.

Speaking to Sky News in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, Farage could be spotted standing in front of a Ukip poster which added the letter ‘n’ to the word Hykeham. 

Nigel Farage predicts a “major realignment” in British politics if “Brexit doesn’t mean Brexit” https://t.co/5eTTITGjHz

— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 5, 2016

Farage was visiting the constituency in support of UKIP candidate Victoria Ayling. Read more…

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UK government is being trolled over a tweet about a bridge

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LONDON — The Foreign Office Twitter account wants us to know that Great Britain will soon be home to the world’s longest three-tower cable-stayed bridge. 

Queensferry Crossing in Scotland is set to open in 2017.

Except the bridge featured in the tweet below is not Queensferry Crossing. 

Opening in 2017, the 2.7 km Queensferry Crossing will be the longest 3 tower cable-stayed bridge in the world #DesignisGREAT #GlobalBritain pic.twitter.com/3pTCUl1WnN

— Foreign Office (FCO) (@foreignoffice) November 29, 2016

It is of another bridge in Scotland called Forth Bridge, a UNESCO world heritage site that completed construction in 1890. Read more…

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Dictionary.com’s word of the year will break your heart

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In a year in which the president-elect of the United States made severely restricting Muslim immigration and building a wall between America and Mexico primary parts of his election platform, it’s no surprise that Dictionary.com chose “xenophobia” as its word of the year.

The site defines “xenophobia” as “1.fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers; 2.fear or dislike of the customs, dress, etc., of people who are culturally different from oneself.” 

In a statement, Dictionary.com noted the underlying theme of major news stories in 2016 led to the choice of “xenophobia.” These stories included the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Brexit vote, police shootings, Syria’s refugee crisis and transsexual rights. Read more…

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For once a British politician has brought joy to the nation

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He terrified viewers dancing the samba while wearing The Mask’s green makeup, made them cringe with a rendition of ‘Gangnam Style’ and had them laughing with his clumsy attempt at an Argentine tango. Now viewers of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing have said bye bye Balls. 

Ed Balls from the UK’s Labour Party was voted out of the show after a cha-cha challenge. However, he’s earned the praise of politicians and civilians alike on social media. 

Over the past 10 weeks, Mr Balls, made the somewhat miraculous transformation from bland politician to the dancing hero of post-Brexit Britain. The BBC described him as “an underdog who is aware of his own absurdity but tries his darnedest and desperately wants to shine.” Read more…

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Lindsay Lohan’s odd Twitter row with small UK village ends with an apology video

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LONDON — American actress and apparent British politics enthusiast Lindsay Lohan was a vocal supporter of the Remain camp during the UK’s EU referendum in June. 

She made her views known in a series of tweets that have since been deleted, but not before her opining captured the attention — and the ire — of the English village of Kettering. 

She mentioned the town specifically by name in a tweet: 

Um, sorry, but #LINDSAY how could you not know of Kettering, home to world’s most unimaginative breakfast cereal

But that’s neither here nor there. Calling the tweet “fierce and offensive,” the Northamptonshire town’s MP Philip Hollobone, a Leave campaigner, invited the Parent Trap starlet to turn on the town’s Christmas lights to “redeem” her reputation. Read more…

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Nigel Farage reportedly plans move to the U.S.

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UK Independent Party interim leader Nigel Farage is planning to move to the U.S., according to a report in The Times of London. 

Farage and his wife, Kirsten, have long had an interest in the States, but always felt tied to the family in Britain, the report said.  

However, after the surprise victory at the EU referendum, Farage allegedly believes he would feel “freer” from public attention living abroad. 

Needless to say, people didn’t take the rumour well and everyone made the same joke:

Nigel Farage to become an economic migrant. The perfect end to 2016https://t.co/CHOH8kapoB

— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) November 24, 2016 Read more…

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