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Politics

Published on September 22nd, 2015 | by Flipside

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Student asks all Tories to unfriend her on Facebook: left with no friends

Following the General Election in May when the Conservative Party rushed to victory, an Edinburgh University student took to Facebook in dismay, lamenting the result as well as cursing all those that had voted Conservative. Following this, she made several derisory posts demanding that everyone that had voted Conservative delete her off Facebook.

Having returned to the UK after a 10 week stint in Uganda as part of a programme designed to help British students fill up on self-worth and shape their Jesus complex, she checked her Facebook for congratulatory notes, only to discover that she had been ‘unfriended’ by approximately 75% of her Facebook friends.

Speaking to Flipside, Anna Daffodil-Robson said “Of course I was devastated by the result in May, I did what was necessary to save the country, but some people were clearly only concerned about their selfish greed, whereas I did my best to unseat the government. It only makes sense that I tell them to remove themselves from my newsfeed’.

When pressed by Flipside she admitted that she had voted Green.

One of her former friends spoke up about the issue, saying “Actually I didn’t vote Conservative, I just thought she posted about politics too much”. Others agreed with this sentiment, claiming that her rants lacked any understanding of British politics or nuance (ironic considering her degree is politics) and were happy to be given a reason to delete her.

Speaking to Flipside, Professor Hughes of Edinburgh University’s social media department said, “Statistically speak, if you talk about politics on social media, at least 42% of your friends will think that you’re a dick”.

Daffodil-Robson however has not been deterred despite being deleted by both her parents. She has now started a Change.org petition demanding a vote of no confidence in the government. It currently has 17 signatures.

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