The deed is done. The UK is no longer part of the European Union. We are our own country (not that we were ever anything else).
Can you feel the difference?
Well, you shouldn’t – because nothing has materially changed. We are in a transition period in which we will negotiate deals on our future trading relationship with the EU.
The deadline is ridiculously short so any deal is likely to be rubbish – or we may leave with no deal at all, as many believe Boris Johnson is secretly hoping.
The event has, unsurprisingly, led to ridicule on the social media:
— Graham Jones #JohnsonHasFailedUK #ScouseNotEnglish (@greytranmere) February 1, 2020
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) January 31, 2020
I really want to say that there’s more to life than Brexit, but the way that many are suffering under this terrible Government I would say there’s more to death than Brexit. Corbyn would’ve:-
1. Helped those suffering
2. Gave an opportunity with a 2nd ref OR a better Brexit.
— Mrs McK (@Lynneth1000000) January 30, 2020
A #BrexitDay reminder:
Days since referendum: 1316
Prime Ministers: 3
Cost of Brexit so far: £130bn
Promises broken: too many to count
Trade deals completed: 0
Tangible benefits: 0
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) January 31, 2020
Here is what our useless media did not tell you.
When Johnson came back with his deal, trumpeting how clever he was, it was BASICALLY THE SAME DEAL the EU had first offered Theresa May. She said then that NO British PM could accept it. Johnson agreed with her then
— Tom London (@TomLondon6) January 31, 2020
Just hours before we legally leave the EU Michael Gove admits ‘frictionless' trade with the EU cannot be guaranteed post Brexit pic.twitter.com/EaToS0fB1r
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) January 31, 2020
It’s suitable that the BBC now has comedians saying the economy will ‘really motor’ this year.
It hasn’t ‘really motored’ since 2008. Look at real wages & home ownership.
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) January 30, 2020
Still, we can all rejoice in our refound Britishness and the British things that make our country great – right?
Ooh Nish Kumar is trending. Let’s take a l-
*a tsunami of gammon washes through the screen
English supremacists are literally losing their shit at Nish for telling them where tea, sugar & cotton actually come from.
— Kerry-Anne Mendoza 🏳️🌈🏴 (@TheMendozaWoman) January 31, 2020
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