Johnson faces mockery as his much-promised Brexit deadline comes and goes

Support us and go ad-free

British Twitter was a mix of jokes and jeers on the day the country was due (yet again) to leave the European Union. The UK’s departure was put back once again this week. And many people took the opportunity to mock Boris Johnson – who previously insisted he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than extend Brexit beyond Halloween.

#DieInADitchDay was soon trending on Twitter, as was #BritainHasExploded – a reference to Brexiteer Mark Francois’s claim that the country would explode if the EU exit did not take place by Halloween. Mockery also came from both sides of the Brexit debate. Leave.EU and the Brexit Party chipped in, for example, while some Brexiteers said they felt “ignored & let down”. Many, however, pointed out the reasons for Johnson’s failure:

Read on...

And MPs placed the blame firmly at Johnson’s door:

Campaign group Led By Donkeys, meanwhile, turned up at Conservative Party HQ:

And Momentum created a couple of videos to hammer the point home:

Featured image and additional content via Press Association

We know everyone is suffering under the Tories - but the Canary is a vital weapon in our fight back, and we need your support

The Canary Workers’ Co-op knows life is hard. The Tories are waging a class war against us we’re all having to fight. But like trade unions and community organising, truly independent working-class media is a vital weapon in our armoury.

The Canary doesn’t have the budget of the corporate media. In fact, our income is over 1,000 times less than the Guardian’s. What we do have is a radical agenda that disrupts power and amplifies marginalised communities. But we can only do this with our readers’ support.

So please, help us continue to spread messages of resistance and hope. Even the smallest donation would mean the world to us.

Support us