Despite the Brexit car crash currently unfolding, Brits still excel at one of their most positive national characteristics. Bitingly dark and self-deprecating humour. To see this in full force, enjoy Hugo Rifkind, son of a conservative politician and columnist of The Times, hilariously comparing Brexit to a ‘Cheese Submarine.’ in what has to be the best analogy of the year
This weekend Donald Trump visited wildfire-devastated California and did what he does best, talked nonsense. This time he quoted a conversation he had with the Finnish president Sauli Niinisto, saying California should do more 'raking like Finland.' Nobody rakes forest in Finland.
Over two years on and Brexit is still dividing the UK. While an ever-increasing number are now supporting the idea of staying in the EU, they'll always be a split. But that's nothing new. The UK has always been divided in loads of different ways.
You don't have to be a genius to know that Boris Johnson only ever opens his mouth to put his foot in it or to further his career. This week he's attempted both by wittering on about burqa wearing because when the UK is on the very cusp of national self-destruction, opinionating on what people wear is crucial.
If there's any silver lining to the titanic idiocy of Brexit, it is its comedy value. Nearly a year and a half into the collective face-planting there's been a wealth of memes, videos and cartoons. One genre that's also erupted in popularity is definitions. These take Brexit or a Brexit "hero" and define their attributes in a fun new way. The 5 below have all gone viral, for obvious reasons.
There are countless reasons to love JK Rowling. One is her peerless ability to destroy the increasingly fantastical Brexit fantasies peddled on Twitter. Previously she stepped into the debate to shut down a Brexiteer who blamed Remainers for the failing EU negotiations.
Yesterday Finnish President Sauli Niinistö met with Donald Trump. The Finnish press also got excited by the fact that the only other Finnish president to get an official invitation to the White House was the legendary Urho Kekkonen. However, what excited the internet more was the series of blunders Trump notched at the press conference.
The titanic idiocy of Brexit has inevitably prompted an avalanche of commentary and correspondence critiquing its epic stupidity. However, some letters captured the mood, of an increasingly skeptical public, so well they went viral. To see why there were shared by tens of thousands and read by millions have look below.
The Poke, one of the UK's funniest satirical websites, asked Twitter for Brexit themed children’s books to help with the task of explaining Britain's slow motion suicide to kids. Needless to say, the internet delivered in fine style.