After several years of countless debates and discussions, Britain has officially departed from the European Union on January 31. Breaking nearly half-a-century old membership with the 27-nation-bloc, UK will now be identified as a separate country. However, in the course of time from the referendum until Brexit Day, there have been absurd Brexit moments and memes which had diluted the intensity of the issues. Or in some cases, highlighted it further.
From former House of Commons speaker John Bercow's famous catchphrase, 'order' to Brexit negotiations reaching a standstill at a point, Britons made sure to find humour in all situations. If not memes based on real-life moments, Britons were quirky enough to meddle around words and create 'hilarious puns'. If none of them worked, lawmakers including Nigel Farage made some ironical statements during their Brexit campaign that left netizens in splits.
Say goodbye to croissants, people. Delicious croissants. We're stuck with crumpets FOREVER.— Matthew Stanger (@MatthewStanger) June 24, 2016
Have we tried unplugging 2016 waiting ten seconds and plugging it back in?— dongwon (@dongwon) June 24, 2016
Knock knock— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew) June 26, 2016
It's not my job to tell you that, work it out for yourself.#brexitjokes
#BrexitJokes— Nick Stevenson 🌊🐟 (@NickStevenson63) June 27, 2016
How did the Brexit chicken cross the road?
"I never said there was a road. Or a chicken".
An Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman walk into a bar.— John McPhie #RejoinandReform #FBPE (@sonofr) September 8, 2017
The Englishman wanted to go so they all had to leave. #Brexitjokes
when you know you've been hurt in the past but you need to start putting yourself out there again pic.twitter.com/QlwnFgzhUO— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) October 5, 2018
Theresa May got stuck inside her car on her way to meet Merkel? Lmao this country really is turning into an episode of The Thick of It— Eilidh (@scottisheilidh) December 11, 2018
Order! The election of the new Speaker of the House of Commons takes place today.— UK House of Commons (@HouseofCommons) November 4, 2019
This follows John Bercow's last day in the Chair on Thursday 31 October.
Find out more here: https://t.co/4DjOgaqhuL#SpeakersElection pic.twitter.com/VslbeBmbpO