A satirical video of a comedian pretending to be a Conservative MP explaining the UK government’s mini budget and ‘trickle-down’ economics is being taken seriously by some social media users.
One Facebook user (here) uploaded a version of the clip alongside the caption: “Are you a flower with stables or a dead weed,” a nod to a metaphor used by the comedian – Rosie Holt – in the original version (here), where she says: “We’re not trickling down. We are watering a whole garden. Selectively. If you’re watering a garden, do you water everything in it? Some would argue yes, but I would say no. You water the lovely flowers and not the weeds.”
However, the clip shows comedian Holt pretending to appear on Sky News as a Tory MP following the British government’s mini budget announcement (here).
Satire. The parody video shows a comedian, not a Conservative MP.
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