Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Feline campaigners have their say on the EU referendum with #CatsAgainstBrexit

catsagainstbrexit.png

With the EU referendum just a mere whisker away, a group of felines have emerged on Twitter urging followers to vote against Brexit.

Trending with the hashtag #CatsAgainstBrexit, the concerned moggies are said to be worried about the freedom of movement between gardens and the mobility rights of European birds, and believe they are 'better together' with their furry friends.

The trend appears to have started after Twitter user Lilian Edwards posted a picture of her cat along with the first mention of the hashtag, urging followers to make it go viral.

Later, Twitter user Louise Johnson joked that if cats really could swing the verdict, they would probably be more likely to vote 'out' before miaowing loudly to get back in.

Of course, there are also some kitties campaigning for an 'out' vote under the opposing hashtag #CatsForBrexit, and others who are still on the fence… 

Pro-Brexit Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan even roped in a true internet celebrity to claim feline support for the leave campaign…

Unsurprisingly, the dogs of Twitter have been reluctant to let the cats steal the limelight. Shortly after #CatsAgainstBrexit started trending, a few canine campaigners added their voice to the chorus under hashtag #Mutts4Remain.

 

Related

LILY_4.jpg

Lily Cole and Keira Knightley urge Brits to vote in EU ref

eu ref.png

Shoppin, ravin, chattin: the new pro-EU campaign posters

HiRes.jpg

Should we stay in the European Union?

vote.jpg

Why feminists should vote ‘remain’ in the EU referendum

cat.jpg

This cat collar translates miaows into English

harman.jpg

Harriet Harman criticises lack of female voices in EU debate

grandma-polite-google-search.jpg

Grandmother’s touchingly polite Google search goes viral

beach-body-ready.jpg

Mayor of London bans adverts that “demean” women

GettyImages-541918424.jpg

Beautiful images of a rare summer solstice

Comments

More

How it feels to be a woman in America right now

"There is a sense of impending doom"

02 Dec 2016

Viewers slam Eamonn Holmes for ‘sexist’ treatment of GBBO's Candice

“He’s making me so uncomfortable – poor Candice”

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

The 12 surprising health benefits of mulled wine

Mulled wine, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways…

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Pensioner, 89, offered bar job after "stop me dying from boredom" ad

We love a story with a happy ending

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Bake Off fans, you can now apply to be on Channel 4’s GBBO

On your marks, get set, baaaaake…

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Inventor of new £5 note brands vegans “stupid” over animal fat debate

"It's stupid. It's absolutely stupid."

by Sarah Biddlecombe
02 Dec 2016

Baby it’s Cold Outside has been given a feminist makeover

The troubling Christmas song has been transformed into an epic consent anthem

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

You’d be more productive if you could work from a café, study finds

Tell your boss.

by Moya Crockett
02 Dec 2016

The best low-alcohol swaps for your favourite beers, wines and spirits

Time for a booze-not-booze?

by Amy Swales
01 Dec 2016

Dorchester issues “disgusting” list of beauty demands to female staff

Women have been told to shave their legs and wear full make-up

by Sarah Biddlecombe
01 Dec 2016