‘When will this madness end?’ - UKIP leader fooled by spoof tweet about Greggs
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UKIP's leader has attacked the high street bakery chain Greggs - after reading a tweet from a parody account that said it was getting a new 'gender neutral' name.
Gerard Batten had read a tweet from the parody account 'Guardian Meme Win' which said that the chain were renaming and moving towards a 'gender neutral business model' after criticism about the name.
It tweeted: 'Greggs is to rebrand in a move towards a gender neutral business model following criticism that their name sounds too male.'
Batten was infuriated - quickly hitting the quote tweet button to ask 'when is this madness going to stop?'
He tweeted: 'Criticism from who? Probably someone who doesn't buy from Greggs. A cheese roll is a cheese roll!'
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He added that 'almost all the staff in Greggs are female' and accused the business of operating a 'biased recruitment policy'.
The tweet was shared by UKIP's official Twitter account until users pointed out that it was a spoof.
Last month Batten made an extraordinary call for people to boycott the army until Brexit had been achieved.
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