Epic Nigel Farage eye-roller wins the internet – despite backing Brexit
When this woman rolled her eyes behind Nigel Farage, she spoke for a nation.
Harriet Ellis exploded Twitter after claiming responsibility for an epic, double axial sarcastic swivel on a Channel 4 Brexit special.
And the 21-year-old didn’t even vote for Remain.
That’s right – Harriet, who studies Classics at Birmingham University, backed Brexit in 2016.
She just really doesn’t like Nigel Farage.
She told the Mirror: "I think Nigel Farage’s politics are fear-mongering, inaccurate drivel.
"I think he’s got a lot to answer for for creating a hostile environment for immigrants in this country. He shouldn’t have a position."
MPs and Twitter users praised the eye-rolling.
Labour MP David Lammy proclaimed: "An eye-roll that speaks for a nation tired of Farage, tired of broken promises and tired of Brexit."
One Twitter user said: "I want this woman to be positioned behind Nigel Farage in every TV appearance from now on."
Another wrote: "World class eye roll. How I feel every time Farage speaks."
Harriet insisted there was no planning behind her move, made during last night’s live show at Birmingham’s Boxxed nightclub.
She said she went to stand next to a friend only for the ex-UKIP leader to be plonked down in front of her.
When he complained Britain was heading for a "Remainers’ Brexit", she made her move.
After the show, she said, "someone came up to me and asked if I had checked my phone.
"I messages my friends and said ‘guys, I think I’ve gone viral. I don’t know what to do!’".
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Harriet, from Bristol, said she backed Brexit for very different reasons to Nigel Farage.
"I’ve wanted to leave since I was 14," she said. "I don’t trust the EU. I don’t like how we don’t really know who’s running it.
"I don’t like the fact it prioritises immigration for Westerners when we could quite happily let in people from other countries – nurses, for example."
She’s taking her ‘fame’ in her stride.
"Ultimately, it doesn’t mean anything," Harriet said. "But it is really strange".
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