#WhyImVotingUkip: Ten best responses to the hijacked hashtag

May 22, 2014

Ukip's social media campaign overrun with jokes after launching #WhyImVotingUkip hashtag

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A social media campaign launched by Ukip to coincide with the European elections has backfired after the #WhyImVotingUkip hashtag was overrun with jokes and insults.

The campaign kicked off with a tweet on Monday from the @UKIPHarrogate account urging supporters to explain why they would be voting for Ukip in elections today: "Why are you voting UKIP this year? Tell us, tell Twitter and let's get it trending! #WhyImVotingUkip", the account said.

The suggestion worked, but perhaps not in the way Ukip may have hoped.

Below are ten of the best and most retweeted replies.











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Not bad - but your missing the real jokes in the legacy political parties.