Arron Banks jokes about Greta Thunberg and ‘freak yachting accidents’ – MPs, celebrities and academics criticise ‘disgraceful’ comment by Brexit backer

Arron Banks jokes about Greta Thunberg and ‘freak yachting accidents’ – MPs, celebrities and teachers criticise ‘disgraceful’ remark by Brexit backer

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  1. > he defended the remark in a series of late-night tweets on Wednesday in which he accused “lefties” of having no sense of humour.

    Wait in till he hears the joke about how violent home invasions happen all the time in August

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/15/arron-banks-jokes-about-greta-thunberg-and-freak-yachting-accidents) reduced by 81%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Arron Banks has been criticised after he appeared to wish harm upon Greta Thunberg as the 16-year-old activist set sail across the Atlantic in a solar-powered yacht on a zero-carbon two-week voyage.

    > Arron Banks Freak yachting accidents do happen in August … https://t.

    > In response to a tweet which drew his attention to the fact she is a child, Banks replied: "Quite and one being used. Obviously I don't hope she encounters a freak yachting accident! I just enjoy watching the ludicrous tweeter mob following the next outrage.”

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  3. Between her bouts of OCD, exacerbated by ADHD, autism and selective mutism she should look into the new technology breakthrough that some call ‘Skype’.

    If she could convince the UN attendees to stay home and Skype in for her presentation we could save those trips by 200 limousines.

    And that $4m eco-friendly yacht, busy saving the world sailing the rich and/or famous from place to place, required about 3,000 tonnes of CO2 to build. ( CO2 cost of a car scaled up to the yacht’s cost – https://www.theguardian.com/environment/green-living-blog/2010/sep/23/carbon-footprint-new-car )

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