Woman who voted for Brexit because she spotted a straight banana in a supermarket becomes a laughing stock
On Thursday night in Wallasey, Merseyside on the BBC’s Question Time programme, a woman announced she’d changed her mind and had voted for Brexit instead of to remain in the EU because she’d spotted a straight banana in a supermarket.
Aside from leaving the audience in hysterics at her ridiculous reasoning, a parody Twitter account was set up in the unknown woman’s honour minutes later. Named @EUBananaWoman, the account’s handle is captioned: “I voted Leave coz I hate straight bananas. It’s true I tell ya” and already has 74 followers.
‘Straight Banana Woman’s’ full comments follow:
“I was voting remain and at the very last minute I changed my decision and I went to leave. And the reason because of that was ‘cos of [sic] I go to a supermarket and a banana is straight. I’m just sick of the silly rules that come out of Europe”.
“Have bananas changed?”
“If you go to Aldi, they’re a bit, er, bent”.
“It was bananas what did, what did it for you?”
“No. It was more than bananas. It’s the fact that there, erm, there are opportunities out there that we need to see as a country”.