There’s some serious budget Brexit coin bantz going down

The new 50p Brexit coin
Steve Topple

If Brexit wasn’t already contentious enough, chancellor Philip Hammond just played a budget-blinder in dividing the country even more. Because it’s been reported that he’s signed off on a commemorative 50p piece to celebrate leaving the EU. Cue Twitter to sum up the nation’s thoughts.

Budget Brexit bumbling 

In a thinly-veiled attempt to sell the Tories’ Brexit shambles as a success story, Hammond will now be plastering the omnishambles on coinage for all eternity:

As the Mirror reported:

The coin would be available from March 29 – the day the UK leaves the EU – and carry the words ‘Friendship With All Nations’.

If the coin is anything to go by, the government has obviously made amends with Russia and North Korea. Or Brexit friendship won’t be extending to them. So, maybe there should be a disclaimer on the coin stating this. Along with a line about ‘possible friendship with Saudi Arabia, depending on whom its executed this week’.

But Twitter reactions were a mixed bag.

Social media says

Some were taking it all very seriously:

Others were a bit more wry:

Alternative designs were ‘floated’:

This may be a better option:

But others thought it was positive:

Will this 50p be the most sought-after coin ever minted? Who knows. But with some predicting an economic apocalypse after Brexit – 50p may well be worth diddly-squat in a year’s time, anyway:

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