Government accidentally leaks every slogan it considered before ‘red, white, and blue Brexit’

John Shafthauer

When Theresa May first promised us that “Brexit means Brexit”, people responded to the slogan in three main ways:

So if Brexit means Brexit, what does Brexit mean?


You’re kidding me? This? This is the best they could come up with?



“But at least this must be the low point of Brexit rhetoric?” we assured ourselves. “It can’t get any worse than this, right?”

Dumb, dumber, dumbest

And then came the “red, white, and blue Brexit”. Which means what, exactly? WHICH MEANS WHAT?

Are you talking about the Union Jack? Or are you confirming our commitment to being the good little lapdog that curls up at the bottom of President Trump’s stars-and-stripes bedspread?

Maybe it’s a reference to the fact that you’re making us all look like clowns?

The Tory Brexit – personified.

Whatever it is, people once more reassured themselves that this was it. This was the scraping sound at the bottom of the Tories’ bargain-banter barrel.

And yet we were wrong.


Unexpectedly, the government has once more had an internal memo leak. By which we of course mean expectedly.

The contents of this memo were the quasi-patriotic gibberish that they considered before “red, white, and blue”.

And the following is the contents of said memo:

  • Full English Brexit.
  • Jim May’ll Brexit.
  • Things can only get Brexitter.
  • I can’t believe it’s not Brexit. Or is it? I’m not even sure how we’d tell…
  • Stiff upper Brexit.
  • You Brexit, you pay for it.
  • Brexit through the gift shop.
  • Can we Brexit? Yes we can! (Within two-to-ten-to-18 years, all things going well).
  • Keep calm and BREXIT!
  • Knowing me, Brexit EU.
  • The only way is Brexit.
  • May the PM: “Can she BREXIT?” May the PM: *Keeps her cards close to her chest and asks people to stop weakening her bargaining position by asking all these relevant questions*.
  • Now that’s what I call Brexit!
  • This time next year, we’ll be £350m-a-week-better-off-illionaires (actual amount and time period may vary).
  • It ain’t Brexit till it’s Brexit.
  • Don’t break my heart, my exit-Brexit heart. I just don’t think he’ll understand. Because if you break my heart, my exit-Brexit heart, we’ll have to give more tax breaks to Japan.

Never stop brelieving

If there’s one thing that this year has taught us, it’s this:

Never stop believing.

Never stop believing that the government can carry on getting worse and worse. That a more stupid buzzword will be found. And especially that a more absurd politician will just crawl out of the woodwork as soon as the last one’s scurried away.

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