Arron Banks tried to humiliate a small Twitter account and it backfired – our 13 favourite reactions
We’d have put money on Arron Banks being the kind of person to judge others by their status and wealth, rather than more meaningful attributes, and we wish we had now that we’ve seen where this conversation led.
It – kind of – started with Banks trying to show off his WTO knowledge.
The EU countries run a trade surplus of £85 billion with the UK , we run a surplus elsewhere on WTO rules mainly. We can choose to have lower tariffs with non EU countries and buy products elsewhere. The EU will ultimately want a free trade deal https://t.co/CkAQi27n2M
— Arron Banks (@Arron_banks) July 12, 2019
Someone named Michael Darch dared to post a sarcastic reply to the Brexit bankroller, and Mr Banks doesn’t take criticism well.
Ah your trade expertise and economics credentials must be revered internationally….
— Michael Darch (@mikedarch) July 12, 2019
With his customary grace and charm, Banks came back with this cringeworthy reply.
I’m a multi millionaire and you have 37 followers https://t.co/ZzqSCr32DJ
— Arron Banks (@Arron_banks) July 13, 2019
As far back as David and Goliath – and further, probably – people have rooted for the little guy, and this was no different.
— EssexBuccaneer (@EssexBuccaneer) July 14, 2019
He replied directly to you but you quote tweeted him to try to embarrass him. Spectacular home goal there you sad little excuse for a man.
— Hilly (@HillyFoz) July 14, 2019
Imagine having that much money and being sooooo insecure! https://t.co/xjnqc9zEMH
— James Barisic #FBPE (@jamesmb) July 14, 2019
Arron Banks – A Beta male desperately trying to prove he's an alpha by boasting about his wealth.
— Nick Reeves #FinalSayForAll #FBPE (@nickreeves9876) July 15, 2019
I’m a football supporter from the Victorian/Edwardian era and I have more followers than you. You sir are a turnip.
— Arsenal Gentleman (@ArsenalGent) July 14, 2019
Can you list any other credentials than being a multi millionaire?
— Grenville Bradder (@SirGrenville) July 14, 2019
Which means you must defer to Ariana Grande for matters of international trade?
(No disrespect intended to Ariana Grande).
— Richard Bellamy #FBPE #revokea50 #fsfa #fbir (@richardjbellamy) July 14, 2019
If all a man has is money, he is truly a poor man!
— the Bumpkin Poet returns (@packagingman) July 14, 2019
All the money in the world won't buy you credibility or class..
— andy barnes (@escapedBrexit) July 14, 2019
But morally bankrupt. I'd rather be poor with integrity than be you, anyday.
— Feast of Stephen (@Stevecathutch) July 14, 2019
Ah… so leading Brexiters are finally admitting that THEY are the wealthy, privileged elite after all?
— Brexit Inquisitor #FBPE (@Europa_Unitum) July 15, 2019
Those 37 followers are definitely his, though.
— Louis Barfe (@AlanKelloggs) July 14, 2019
Are you still under investigation by the National Crime Agency?
— # (@DoomlordVek) July 14, 2019
Twitter user, Sarah Roberts, translated the offending tweet into plain English.
"I was born shorter than average, and so was my penis." https://t.co/Gyv4c46k0M
— Sarah Roberts, Antisocial Socialist. (@saya80) July 15, 2019
Happily, we have no idea whether she’s correct.
Plot twist: it seems that being publicly mocked by Arron Banks is good for the follower count …
Arron Banks slags man for only having 37 followers. Man gains nearly 5k followers just to spite Banks.
Aye, Twitter's all right sometimes.
— Facial (@Maturehandle) July 15, 2019