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11 wonderful ways the internet lampooned Theresa May’s latest speech about Brexit

Today British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to set out an upbeat vision for Britain’s future relationship with the EU in a speech at the Santa Maria Novella church in the heart of Florence, Italy. Sadly, the internet wasn’t quite as enthusiastic as she’d hoped about her new “have your cake and eat it” proposals.

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Daily Fail: 22 vicious anti-Brexit memes to pave your road to isolationism

Tintin and The Brexit Plan: Captain Haddock burning oars and warming his hands in a liferaft

What if we told you there’s this place on the interweb you can go to receive regular updates of the latest, most vicious anti-Brexit memes? Well there is, over at the Twitters, under the account @SoVeryBrexit, or Very Brexit Problems. You can also find the same dank political misery over at Facebook, if that’s your thing.

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Finnish made Kone elevator

Very Finnish Problems Episode 5: When somebody else is in the lift

Finnish made Kone elevator

How does elevator awkwardness in Britain differ from the same in Finland? Joel Willans, author of Very Finnish Problems, asks game studies Ph.D. Aki Järvinen essential questions about migrating to the UK. Co-host Thomas Nybergh is curious about the demoscene and where fake money used inside video games ends up.

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Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media

 

 
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Aki on Twitter

Elevators and how they impacted culture

Finnish chapter of IGDA, the International Game Developers Association

The Assembly demoparty

Example of a demo

Journalist Anni Lassila on how cool summers are becoming a privilege

Joel Willans with game studies Ph.D. Aki Järvinen

Joel Willans with game studies Ph.D. Aki Järvinen

 

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Revealed: The 9 levels of Leaver expectations about Brexit

As the idiocy of Brexit grows ever clearer by the day, it seems that the expectations of Leavers grow ever more diminished. Inspired by a fantastically fun tweet by David Schneider, we’ve detailed how reality is making their Brexit utopia bleaker and bleaker. Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, sanity prevails before level 6.

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Things are going badly for the UK in the Brexit negotiations. These cartoons show just how badly.

Just over a year after the British marginally voted to self-destruct by implementing an advisory referendum with bewildering fantasticism, the negotiations have finally kicked off. Needless to say, the breathtakingly clueless Tory Brexit government is floundering already. Just how badly inept they are is beautifully demonstrated by these cartoonists. Titanic idiocy doesn’t get much funnier (or more ridiculous).

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Theresa May, Ms Robot

13 fantastically fun tweets that savaged Theresa May’s election disaster

Theresa May, Ms Robot

Theresa May’s spectacular own goal in the June 2017 election not only showcased how badly she read the country but also the brilliance of Labours and Jeremy Corbyn’s appeal for a society that benefits the few not the many. May’s “strong and stable” leadership has now resulted in a coalition of chaos at the beck and call of the DUP, a party so whacko they think the Pope is the Anti-Christ, gay marriage is a sin, climate change a myth and that the earth is only 6000 years old. Happily, this shitstorm has given Twitter a field day. Here are 13 comments of the Tory fiasco that made us laugh loudest.

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15 fantastically fun protest signs from the Unite for Europe march

Tens of thousands marched in London today to celebrate 60 years of the European Union and protest the titanic idiocy of Brexit. A triumphant display of British spirit, this sea of red, white, blue and yellow swept through the streets up to Parliament Square proving that Remainers refused be cowed by terrorism in their fight for their children and grandchildren’s future. Friend of Ink Tank and ardent Remain campaigner, Simon Field was there and shared some of his favourite protest signs. Here are 15 of the finest.

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Colleen Terrans 18 and Dawn Miller 21 riding on the bonnet of the leading car of the South Glamorgan campaign to Keep Britain in Europe.

14 incredible photos of Britain’s 1975 vote to stay in the EU

Back in 1975, Britons had their first chance to ditch membership in a European Economic Union in favour of an isolationist policy in an already international world. Sane heads prevailed in this first-ever national referendum and 67% of the votes were for remaining in the Economic Zone.

Staying in the EEC was no obvious choice for the then ruling Labour minority government. Concerns over the EEC included the price of wood within the EEC as opposed to trade within the Commonwealth, the government’s ability to sovereignly practice “socialist” politics et cetera. The whole process is very much worth a read on Wikipedia.

However, let’s take a couple minutes for a photographic look back at the political season leading up to the 1975 referendum.
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