Toby Young’s lockdown sceptics dating website hilariously backfires – The National
SATIRE was found dead this afternoon when right-wing commentator Toby Young declared he was introducing a dating forum to his lockdown sceptics website.
Young has been extremely critical of measures taken to fight the global Covid-19 pandemic – and at the start of lockdown even said spending cash on saving elderly people’s lives is “irresponsible”.
Charming! With views like that you might be wondering how you can grab a cheeky date with him to hear more. Well – you might be out of luck there, but his new forum will let you meet plenty people with similar opinions.
Or it would have, if it hadn’t clearly been hijacked by users mocking Young and everything the site stands for.
Young tweeted this afternoon: “We’ve introduced a dating forum at [Lockdown Sceptics], so singles who feel the same way about the virus can meet and not have to worry about differing attitudes to social distancing.”
Within two hours of the forum going live it was full of people seeking women open to spanking them with a cricket bat while dressed as Winston Churchill. (At least we hope these posts were fake – you never can tell with Covid-19-denying types).
Some of our favourites included the lovely John, who told users: “Beautiful English patriot lady who enjoys long walks around town, photography of me in Aldi, evening patrols on