It's excruciatingly embarrassing that our press has pumped out so much bilge about the EU that .@EUlondonrep had to have a page on its website dedicated to "A-Z of Euromyths".

As it's Friday, I've picked out my top-ten stupid stories by the British press on the EU #Thread
In at N°10 in the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade: The S*n claimed the EU wanted to ban BAGPIPES. I'm sure Her Majesty the Queen would have had something to say about that, of whom more anon...

#BrexitShambles #FBPE #WATON #ABTV #BrexitIdiocy
At N°9 in the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade: The Daily Telegraph, which is now almost as bad as red-tops for fake news when it comes to the EU, claimed the EU wanted to ban that most famous of British icons, the doubled-decker bus.

#BrexitShambles #FBPE #WATON #ABTV #BrexitIdiocy
At N°8 in the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade: The Daily Express, aka the Daily Excrement, which seems to have never knowingly published a fact about the EU, claimed the EU wanted to ban hairdressers from wearing high heels.

#BrexitShambles #FBPE #WATON #ABTV #BrexitIdiocy
Be warned - N°7 in the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade will tug at your heart-strings: The Daily Mail, aka the Daily Heil for the Nazi sympathies of a previous owner which spilled into its pages, claimed the EU wanted to ban Corgis!

#BrexitShambles #FBPE #WATON #ABTV #BrexitIdiocy
The Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade N°7-bis — as Her Majesty the Queen's corgis are so cute, I've been indulgent and done another meme for them.

#BrexitShambles #FBPE #WATON #ABTV #BrexitIdiocy
Staying with Her Majesty the Queen, N°6 in Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade is The S*n, aka The Scum for its #Hillsborough libel.

It claimed HM was pro-#Brexit. Buck Palace complained, but it took IPSO/PCC weeks to force a retraction, by which time #BrexitShambles damage was done.
Moving on from the Queen to her beloved #Scotland, & into the especially silly zone of the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade, N°5 is the Daily Record's claim that the EU planned to classify Kilts as 'Women's Wear' (underwear optional).

#BrexitShambles #FBPE #WATON #ABTV #BrexitIdiocy
Yeah, that's right - Kilts to be classified as "Women's Wear". I found that one so fricking hilarious, I had to do a 2nd meme for N°5 in the EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade, for the benefit of us Ladies. (@SamHeughan in #Outlander)

Thanks to the Daily Record for the belly-laugh. #FBPE
Onwards & upwards (bodily) in the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade to N°4, where we have more about women's wear: both The S*n AND The Telegraph (so it must be true!) claimed EU wanted to ban barmaids from showing cleavage!

(Photo of Diana Dors) #FBPE #BrexitShambles #WATON #ABTV
As there were two *newspapers* involved in creating the N°4 entry into the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade, here's a 2nd meme. The Telegraph is aka The Torygraph, as it's read by neurotic Tories who fear the UK is being run by forrins.

(Photo of Diana Dors) #FBPE #BrexitShambles
And we're into the top-3 with another Euromyth that will tug on the heart-strings - N°3 in the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade is the Sunday Telegraph with a claim the EU ordered pets to be pressure-cooked after death.

#BrexitShambles #FBPE #WATON #ABTV #BrexitIdiocy #StopBrexit
The Runner-up! N°2 in the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade is the one and only (thank goodness) Daily Mail aka Daily Fail for its claim that the EU decreed Santa Claus MUST be a woman! Another #epicfail

#BrexitShambles #FBPE #WATON #ABTV #BrexitIdiocy #FinalSay #FairVote #StopBrexit
DRUMROLL...N°1 in the Brit EU-#FakeNews Hit Parade is the Daily Mail (had to be, didn't it?) for its truly daft claim that Euro banknotes make you impotent!

Any Brexiters &/or Daily Mail readers worried about this can send them to me!
#FBPE #BrexitShambles #ABTV #WATON #FinalSay
This was a bit of frivolity for a Friday, but behind it there's a serious problem: the drip-drip-drip of #FakeNews over decades created a population pre-disposed to believe the worst of the #EU - fertile ground for #Leave lies, & worse, psy-ops conditioning by #CambridgeAnalytica
There's a list of UK-Euromyths 1992 to Jan-2017 on the linked page below. Sadly they've stopped collating them, but UK press hasn't stopped telling whopping lies about the EU. No wonder our print media has been voted least trusted in Europe 3yrs in a row!…

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