What does your political hashtag say about you?

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There are lot of hashtags out there on Twitter. I try to explain what they all mean. 

#PCPEU (Pro-Corbyn, Pro-EU): You don’t understand how politics works.

#FBPE (Follow Back, Pro-European): You don’t understand how politics works, and also you’re rude to waiters.

#WATON (We Are The Opposition Now): You really don’t understand how politics works, but you have founded your own university.

#ABTV (Anti-Brexit Tactical Voting): You should join the Liberal Democrats, but you won’t.

#RJCOB (Respect Jeremy Corbyn On Brexit): You have outsourced your critical thinking to a third party, but you are proud of it for some reason.

#GetAGripBoris: You are a Labour supporter who has experienced a delay of two minutes or more on London transport between 2008 and 2016.

#NightMayor: You are a Conservative who has who has experienced a delay of two minutes or more on London transport after May 2016.

#SameOldLabour: You unironically refer to the government of Tony Blair as “socialist”.

#MAGA (Make America Great Again): You’re a racist.

Stephen Bush is political editor of the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics. He also co-hosts the New Statesman podcast.

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