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Forget Brexit, this sign about Geri Halliwell is what’s really dividing voters

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Megan Murray
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Woe betide the next person who even thinks about taking down Geri Halliwell to make a political point. As this week has shown, Twitter is having none of it.

The weekend’s anti-Brexit march was a source of contention for many reasons. 

The frustration and anger felt by the country as Teresa May struggles to strike a decent deal with the EU is so strong that it galvanised 700,000 people to the streets of London to demand a second referendum, making this the second biggest protest of the century. 

It’s clear to see that emotions were running high as the nation remains polarised by such an important issue. However, politics isn’t the only thing dividing the Twittersphere in the aftermath of the People’s Vote march. 

We loved seeing how people creatively expressed their Brexit dissatisfaction through the use of clever, and often hilarious, homemade signs. But there’s one banner from the march that’s had so much social media airtime, we think people might forget we’re in the midst of a political crisis. 

Remain voters take to the streets of London

Please observe below how one absolute joker likened our leaving the European Union to the time Geri Halliwell decided to ditch the incredibly successful Spice Girls, only to fall slightly short of what you’d call a successful solo career. 

But Twitter was having NONE of it. 

“If I see that Brexit sign slagging off Geri Halliwell’s solo career again I swear to god. Look At Me! Mi Chico Latino! Bag It Up! Have some respect,” ranted one Twitter user.

Another Geri fan agreed, suggesting that if anything the songstress could have gone for world domination if she’d really wanted to: “Geri Halliwell is the most successful solo spice and her leaving effectively shuttered the Spice Girls indefinitely. That’s not an overestimation, if anything she underestimated her power.”

Dear reader, these responses just scratch the surface. Who knew Geri’s solo career would be the biggest source of debate coming out a political march. Maybe it’s even enough to relaunch her singing career? Give the people what they want, what they really really want. 

Images: Getty 

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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