MailOnline’s “I Love Brexit” Glastonbury source is… the reporter behind the story

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The Mail’s done some digging at Glastonbury, finding one reveller wearing an unlikely “I Heart Brexit” t-shirt and following him around to judge the crowd’s reactions.

That’s what it says in its coverage, anyway, with the headline:

“Brave soul dons ‘I Love Brexit’ T-shirt in the heart of liberal Glastonbury Festival... and is amazed that not ALL the comments he got were abusive”

And explaining its story…

“To test the anti-Brexit sentiment among the crowds, one festival-goer wore an ‘I Love Brexit’ t-shirt and recorded the reaction – which ranged from friendly laughs to icy stares and outright hostility.”

But as your mole began to read the article, it became a little clearer who this bold young maverick actually was. The anonymous “festival-goer” soon became “our man” in one description, followed by “the reporter and his colleague”, and then “our reporter” and lastly “the reporter”. And in a picture caption: “MailOnline sent a man wearing an ‘I love Brexit’ shirt to the famously liberal Glastonbury Festival to gauge the reaction of the crowd”.

Amazing story-telling, there. A report on…oneself. But the funniest thing about this piece to your mole is how meagre the response from festival goers was – clearly the Mail was hoping for its sacrificial lamb to get mobbed by a crowd of liberal remoaners baying for Brexiteer blood, but rather weakly had to conclude:

“Brexit may have divided the country – but at laid-back Glastonbury people were clearly more interested in enjoying the music than talking politics.”

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