Brexit explained in 12 tweets is the funniest definition of the year

Two and a half years on and Brexit is more farcical than ever. As every day passes, the rest of the world continues to watch in bemusement as the British, people formerly known for their stoic pragmatism, engage in an epic episode of national self-harm based largely on delusions of grandeur, nostalgia for days past and barely concealed mistrust of ‘Johnny Foreigner.’

Yet, despite the 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

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  1. Brexiteers want to have their cheese submarine and eat it, claiming they could build a submarine from their shit, then instead of it being a shit cheese submarine, it would become a cheese shit submarine.


    No more ridiculous than Brexit!

  2. MPs need to urgently revoke Article 50, thus retaining our £billions annual rebate and opt outs.

    Before May deliberately crashes the U.K. out of the EU when her ‘pay but no say, years more Brexit negotiations’ crap ‘deal’ is rejected.

    She now says her faith in God gives her confidence. Planning her excuse for when U.K. industry and commerce is destroyed as a result of any kind of Brexit.

    • Ben – could probably build it for less, but it’s Trump’s wall, so it NEEDS to be gold plated, probably. Maybe with tacky little gold plated lion-feet and a couple of brocade tassels.

      $20bn is probably quite cheap, considering.

  3. Not do funny for those of us living in Europe with our lives uncertain – rich Brits don’t seem to suffer the same concerns

    • The rich of any country don’t care, because no matter how screwed up the world is, their money allows them to skate right through.

      • Leslie Lehmann, you completely correct. Money speaks. It is the hard working masses who will suffer. It is the masses who will be called upon, yet again, to defend our shores in times of trouble.

    • Rest assured it is not very funny for those of us unfortunate enough not to have got out in time. However, it is very British humour.

  4. Well I guess it would take us back to the good old days when submarines amd cheese were more important than people and the economy.

  5. Unfortunately, it looks as if that is going to happen and the majority of people don’t want it, even if, under the influence if the lies of these scumbags, they thought they did in 2016

  6. Brilliant! I am reminded that ‘BoatyMcBoatface’ had an overwhelming vote in favour but in that case the ‘will of the people’ was overruled on the grounds it would damage the nation’s dignity.
    I rest my case

  7. The rich will make the cheese submarine then fly way to a nicer place and tell the poor that if they work harder, to make the submarine bigger, they could join them in their luxury by sailing there in the giant cheese submarine.

  8. I worry not for myself but for my adult sons and grandchildren. Such uncertain waters ahead for them. To add, this country was built on immigration and added to our wonderful culture over the centuries, long may it continue.

  9. Very good analogy. From the Netherlands: in spite if all, a good 2019 for all UK people. See that you can stay in Europe.

  10. Thank you all! Especially Hugo. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. I’m watching this play out from a land locked island, Switzerland. Perhaps we could mediate…..

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