The British public have been penning their own Brexit Day goodbye notes [TWEETS]

Brexit teapot - Now Panic and Freak Out
Sophia Akram

Theresa May has finally sent over her letter ‘divorcing’ Britain from its European partners. But while MPs stress over impending negotiations, the British public are penning their own ‘Brexit Day’ goodbye notes on Twitter.

Some were very dramatic:

Clearly dismayed that the day has finally come, some suggested that, in years to come, we will travel back in time to ‘undo’ this day:

Others voted for Brexit and have been waiting for Brexit Day to come. But they still found some time for sensitivity:

Some just celebrated being English:

Some wrote their own letters:

And some were naturally sceptical about Britain’s negotiating power with the EU:

https://twitter.com/Logicsrock/status/846810323743072256

But mostly, people just wanted to have a laugh:

https://twitter.com/bethcgee/status/847027439587020800

https://twitter.com/hourlyterrier/status/847000347830882304

Although, in other cases, it was a nervous laugh:

But then there was always the reasonable voice of ‘keep calm and carry on’:

https://twitter.com/DEZTRANADA/status/846995229085519873

Keep calm – don’t panic

And get by we will. Because, whether you want to leave or remain in the EU, the triggering of Article 50 now has to be a new chapter. It’s happening.

But what happens next matters a great deal. Economically, getting the right ‘deal’ for the UK. Ensuring that EU nationals who have lived, worked and made a life for themselves are protected. And guarding against the current government using the opportunity to sell off the British people’s rights.

It’s been no secret that May has been trying to replace the UK Human Rights Act. It’s been International Trade Secretary Liam Fox’s known vision for several years to ‘deregulate‘ the labour market. And campaigners have warned that the government could use the process to hand itself more power.

Brexit Day has indeed invoked some strong emotions. But it’s now time to keep a calm head and carry on holding the government to account.

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