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25th Jul 2022

Parody GB News account suspended on Twitter after spoof Rees-Mogg tweet fools everyone

Jack Peat

No, the Brexit opportunities minister was not waiting on a delivery of £20,000 -worth of saucisson and Champagne 

A parody GB News account has been suspended by Twitter after one of its posts caused a fair bit of confusion on the social media platform.

Queues at the port of Dover have seen prominent Brexiteer MPs being lampooned over promises they made before the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Brexit opportunities minister Jacob Rees-Mogg was among them, with one of his interviews featuring in this Led by Donkeys campaign.

The North Somerset MP was also targeted by a fake GB News account, which posted a spoof news story about travel chaos in Dover, claiming a lorry carrying £20,000 of saucisson and Champagne to his house was among the vehicles stuck in traffic.

Several people were quick to point out that the account was not real, but it didn’t stop the tweet from going majorly viral.

The Twitter handle @GBNews_UK has now been suspended after the story started to trend.

Just goes to show that parody may no longer have a place in this political environment.

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