In the absence of Britain’s political and media establishment having the foggiest clue about what Brexit really means for the country, some bright sparks on Twitter have been coming up with their own definitions – and they are rather brilliant.
Whatever your position on the rights or wrongs of 2016’s EU referendum and its result, you’d have to be in a minority of one to feel that this process has been managed at all well through any stage.
For some, it feels like a tragic end to an almost comically stupid turf war within the Conservative Party.
#brexitreallymeans Years of uncertainty for my European wife and I all because a couple of toffs gambled our future for personal gain.
— Paul Brown (@foolmentaljoker) January 2, 2017
— Louise (@Louledgard) January 2, 2017
#BrexitReallyMeans The Conservative Party is still at war with itself.
So that worked, then.
— Paul Smith (@ParvaPower) January 2, 2017
For others, the focus was on what Brexit really means in hard and fast consequences for people living in Britain.
#BrexitReallyMeans Voting to take back what we never lost in order to lose everything we had !
— 𝔸ℕ𝕋ℍ𝕆ℕ𝕐 🐜 (@omicRocker) January 2, 2017
#BrexitReallyMeans fucking up our entire economy & infrastructure to appease a generation who'll be dead before Brexit happens
— Lukey Babes (@GudBadAnFozzy) January 2, 2017
Rise in hate crimes
Rise in unemployment
Rise in shopping bills
Rise in inflation
Drop of 1/4 of 1% population change
— FӛЯĎì (@2Ferdi7) January 2, 2017
And some people seemed to be feeling the effects of Brexit-related stress already.
Cornflakes, Cornflakes, Cornflakes, Cornflakes, Cornflakes, Cornflakes, Cornflakes, Cornflakes, Cornflakes…
— Colleen Hawkins (@Lady_Colleen) January 2, 2017
— Rod Kelly (@rodkelly50) January 2, 2017
As Britain steps ever closer to the great unknown of Brexit, clarity doesn’t look like it will show up any time soon. But hey, at least we still have the great British sense of humour to help us along, eh? *cough.
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