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Fancy being so far right that you think GB "News" is too woke! 🤪

#RashfordSanchoSaka #ENG
Loving all these far-right dimwits outing themselves: maybe GB "News" might do something positive for Britain - despite their best intentions?

Keith is on Parler - the self-help site for lonely extremists.

#RashfordSanchoSaka #ENG
I feel very sorry for self-identifying "Brexit Free Spirit" & Trump-supporting free speech warrior "Paul" - not only has he had to endure endless hours of footage of Nigel Farage doing his Neil Oliver impression by looking stupid on the south coast, but now this...

Wouldn't this be a *tragic loss* for the nation? 🤣👍

Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please...

#dontbuythesun #TakeTheKnee

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