Tuesday, May 9, 2017

"Tale of Brexiter who claimed his son bet £500 on far-right candidate to win French election amused many – but it was not true"

With a background in PR, the man said he had “duped a lot of reporters in the past” and knew how to make a hoax story such as this spread.

He created the account last month and attempted to make it look as legitimate as possible, retweeting leading Brexiters and tweeting in support of Le Pen.

“I wanted to try to create a story: obnoxious Brexiteer backs Le Pen, taunts liberals while endearing himself to [Andy] Wigmore, [David] Vance, [Arron] Banks etc (I hoped to get public support from them), loses bet and then throws a fit,” he said.