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Brexit has a funny way of inducing melodrama from both sides.
One of the more memorable outbursts of the past few months came from Mark Francois, when he earnestly told BBC viewers that the country would “explode” if the UK didn’t leave the EU on 31 October.
Once the relief started to subside on that fated morning, #BritainHasExploded began to trend on Twitter, and it brought out the absolute best of English humour.
Happy No Brexit Day everyone. Stay safe out there, tripping over Prime Ministers in ditches and running from rioter… https://t.co/QgavNJW3zJ — James Felton (@James Felton)
The day is upon us.
Mark Francois warned us all.
It's October 31st and Britain has not left the EU.
This country… https://t.co/QG3QTKge0Y — Dai Lama (@Dai Lama)
@WelshDalaiLama I awoke to discover a fork in the knife section... absolute scenes here!
#BritainHasExploded https://t.co/aa36uEDNlZ — DevonDad (@DevonDad)
Live footage of the street in Newcastle...even a magpie doesn't give a shit anymore of this mess 🐦… https://t.co/td2uutpt5r — Trisuci Wilson 🐾💜🖤🤍 (@Trisuci Wilson 🐾💜🖤🤍)
Utter devastation as #BritainHasExploded. Wait, it's just my son's bedroom... Stand down, everybody — #IsThisSatire 💙 NHS (@#IsThisSatire 💙 NHS)
In a scene of PURE, UNBRIDLED RAGE that is playing out in towns and cities all over the country today, rabid protes… https://t.co/MslyVwZvQH — Dai Lama (@Dai Lama)
Summoned up the guts to go outside and face the gammon uprising...saw this obvious sign of ri… https://t.co/ZkfksT8RNO — Mancunian Spring🐝 (@Mancunian Spring🐝)
@WelshDalaiLama There are people literally getting in the sea near Liverpool. #BritainHasExploded https://t.co/V4vrMwtbNN — Howie Gosling (@Howie Gosling)
My last report before I retreat to my bunker and hope to survive the ongoing civil war. PANIC BUYING has gripped sh… https://t.co/GL9wUHO28F — Dai Lama (@Dai Lama)
Oh sweet Jesus, it’s happening #Britainhasexploded https://t.co/lq4yWnWSrp — Richard May (@Richard May)
Even the sheep are absolutely raging here in North Devon. #BritainHasExploded https://t.co/mBqbpLRUkW — Dorothy Darling (@Dorothy Darling)
Happy #markfrancois exploding day everyone https://t.co/VbrU6kDH8a — Jolyon Rubinstein (@Jolyon Rubinstein)
Mostly with laughter. https://t.co/0iQNHqCpKt — Roxy 💙 wear a mask. (@Roxy 💙 wear a mask.)
Happy Mark Francois Exploding Day! https://t.co/rkl1EWNPSB — James Oh Brien (@James Oh Brien)
Worst. Stripper. Ever. https://t.co/pqlQWDhYbJ — Tim McCann #FSFA (@Tim McCann #FSFA)
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