3 famous films that predicted Brexit

Many creative people have successfully predicted future events and technological advances through their art.

Aldos Huxley predicted the widespread use of antidepressants in the 1931 novel, “Brave New World.” Douglas Adams predicted the invention of translation apps in the 1972 novel, “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” and the writers of “The Simpsons” have predicted pretty much everything!

After conducting extensive research (watching films in my underwear) I discovered that many famous filmmakers had predicted many aspects of the Brexit fiasco, decades before it happened.  

28 Days Later (2002)

A man wakes up naked and confused in a deserted London hospital. After some investigation, he sees that London is an empty wasteland, and its inhabitants carry a virus which has turned them into super zombies.

Thankfully, the British need not worry about being attacked by bloodthirsty monsters, as most of those whacky characters are kept busy with the withdrawal agreement negotiations.

But under-funded and understaffed hospitals will almost certainly be the norm soon after the Brexit apocalypse.

In 2018 alone, some hospitals paid over £100,000 of their annual budget in visa costs, to ensure their European staff can remain in the country after March 2019.

But those visa-holding EU doctors and nurses may have very little help to offer if “Hard Brexit” becomes a reality.  Fifty percent of the UK’s medicine is shipped from Europe, and tightening the border will cause inconvenience, and possibly life-threatening situations. The probability of this scenario becoming a reality has even prompted the NHS to create a detailed plan to deal with it.

Let’s pray that a doomsday pandemic doesn’t happen any time soon! The remaining survivors will have to repopulate the city before a cure arrives.

Titanic (1997)

 

A group of old-money snobs make the arrogant assumption that they know best, and do not listen to the advice given by educated professionals.

Showing a disgusting level of disregard for the welfare of thousands of people, they blindly steer the ship through dangerous waters, causing irreversible damage and mass panic.

As the essential workers lose their property, money and even their lives, those responsible for the mess are safely moved away into a comfortable environment.

They do not look back to view the chaos and carnage they have created.

The above scenario is the story of the politicians responsible for “Vote Leave.” It is very similar to the 1997 blockbuster, Titanic, which I understand contained a more attractive cast.

Dinner for Shmucks (2010)

 

Like the film’s lovable protagonist, many of those targeted by the “Vote Leave” campaign were lied to, manipulated and sneered at by those claiming to be working in their best interest.

The sheer lack of respect shown for the average voter from those peddlers of nonsense is evidenced by a string of broken promises and downright lies.

Here are just a few examples.

Lie: The UK gives £350 million a week to the EU, so we will save money if we leave.

Fact: The UK paid the EU £250 million a week in 2016 and enjoyed many economic advantages for its contribution.

In that same year, The EU gave the UK £4 billion, mainly to save its struggling agricultural sector.

Lie: We will save £2 billion on energy bills after leaving the EU.

Fact: Brexit has caused the value of the pound to drop. The pound will continue to decline as these uncertain times shake investor confidence, causing a 12 percent increase on imports and energy bills.

Also, Brexit will almost certainly beckon a rather inconvenient economic recession, but I think we’ve all seen that coming.

 

11 replies

  1. As a dedicated remainer ,may I ask why all the eu positives have never been highlighted,and only the farage/Johnson lies have been,

  2. Great that you find it so funny. If the shoe was on the other foot you certainly wouldn’t be laughing. The fact that democracy is being absolutely betrayed obviously escapes you, so let’s hope that in the future something you voted for doesn’t get shafted like this.

  3. I always thought of Krikkit (Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) as middle England, which would make Brexit the Krikkit Wars…”It’ll have to go”

  4. A committed remainer (Theresa May) in charge of Leave, and a committed leaver (Jeremy Corbyn) in charge of remain. What could possibly go wrong…

  5. Forget the opposition – the Brexit minister told us we’d get the same deal as being n the Eu. They need us more than we need them Ha ha ha ha ha ha. They can’t do it so give in.

  6. Wasn’t the Leave campaign about the ‘Sovereignty of Parliament?’.
    That turned out well didn’t it! 🙂 🙂

  7. Not sure who wrote the article, but it is full of lies. “In 2018 alone, some hospitals paid over £100,000 of their annual budget in visa costs, to ensure their European staff can remain in the country after March 2019.” The fact is that ALL EU citizens in the UK can apply free of charge to stay here after brexit. Lets have a few other truths. “From 2000 to 2017 the UK government made a net contribution of around £122 billion to the EU in real terms or around £109 billion in cash terms”. “The UK’s net contribution exceeded the net contributions of 26 other EU countries put together” And in News headlines today, for all the people that think we are not ruled by the EU, they want to FORCE us to delay Brexit for 5 years.

  8. we did have a sovereign parliament, but as laws in the EU can be changed and maintained against the will of the UK ( majority voting ) we no longer have control over the laws we are subject to; therefore we have lost our claim to sovereignty.

  9. Well if you don’t like it here and prefer the democracy or lack of it with unelected Commissioners of the EU then go and live there
    However as we have had democracy removed you are living your dream of non democracy without moving

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