28 of the funniest Brexit memes from the last five years

Greg Evans
Saturday 05 December 2020 15:27
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In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. On January 1, 2021 it will fully leave the EU almost five years after the original vote.

The UK technically left the union on January 31, 2020 and had the rest of the year to try and negotiate a deal which Boris Johnson and his chums constantly claimed during the 2019 general election was ‘oven ready.' So far, the oven was either broken or the meal was awful because a deal hasn’t transpired and the UK is now facing the abyss of a no-deal Brexit which could potentially send the country into chaos. 

Still, its remarkable that the UK has even gotten to this point as the whole debacle has already seen the country get through two prime ministers with Boris Johnson seemingly teetering ever closer to disaster as the days go by. For a brief period in 2018 it looked like Brexit might not even happen and then in 2019 the government had to ask for two extensions to get things sorted out and everything in order. 

Of course, all this chaos has resulted in thousands (and possibly millions) of hilarious memes.

So as we prepare to step off the cliff edge here are some of our favourite Brexit gags to show that although our politics is throughly depressing, we’ll always have some gallows humour to fall break on.

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"David Cameron announced he is stepping down in the wake of a vote, which should make me happy, but it doesn’t. It’s like catching an ice cream cone out of the air, because a child has been hit by a car. I’ll eat it! But it’s tainted somehow.” – John Oliver

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"How many Brits does it take to change a light bulb?

None. The Brits are too busy screwing themselves."

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Even the Tory's own Brexit  memes were a disaster waiting to happen.

 

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