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There are many, many ways to describe Brexit. Mess. Chaos. Embarrassing. Omnishambles. Humiliating. Painful. 'Worse than The Phantom Menace.'
Those are just a few words that we would use to describe the last three years but sometimes only a visual metaphor will suffice.
So, whilst the country crumbles to smithereens, like crisps under the hoofs of bison, here are 24 visual metaphors that sum up Brexit better than any words ever could.
Brexit metaphor number 869.... https://t.co/qwzmonRD19 — Dr Phil Hammond 💙 (@Dr Phil Hammond 💙)
Is this a metaphor for #brexit https://t.co/mozcCRezED — Eric Jenson Jenson Jenson (@Eric Jenson Jenson Jenson)
A visual metaphor for #brexit from Cardiff... https://t.co/EEx3nd3jm1 — Iestyn (@Iestyn)
The U.K. brexiting https://t.co/9MYXSjLGMo — Rupert Myers (@Rupert Myers)
An actual classic car wouldn't have been that bad. But IDS turned up in a Morgan - essentially a replica of a pre-w… https://t.co/gycnNEJOA4 — Simon Tilford (@Simon Tilford)
I get this picture: the woman is a metaphor for a sensible route to revoking Article 50; the dog stands for Corbyn’… https://t.co/A4wwugPOls — Stig Abell (@Stig Abell)
Oh look, a Brexit metaphor. https://t.co/WhHluT6ji9 — Graham Cluley (@Graham Cluley)
Is this shot of cabinet ministers leaving Number 10 this afternoon some sort of unintentional Brexit metaphor? https://t.co/ftWqbfXMDn — Tom Barton (@Tom Barton)
What was advertised Vs reality
Perfect metaphor for brexit.
⬇️ https://t.co/bkpWwTYFRS — 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗻 (@𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗻)
An open-topped bus in the rain is as good a visual metaphor for Brexit as any; Nigel Farage sitting alone in it is… https://t.co/9YJmTRSqg8 — Miss Texas 1967 (@Miss Texas 1967)
Is this some kind of Brexit metaphor? https://t.co/15r8K3gHso — Charlie Stross (@Charlie Stross)
Why has everything become a metaphor for brexit! I can’t look st this panda and not think brexit! https://t.co/2oqu80kKgl — Nitin Ganatra (@Nitin Ganatra)
A metaphor of #Brexit? The #UK will not go back to a #Victorian golden age but is definitely looking more to the pa… https://t.co/j9m9cZyB40 — Federico Bianchi (@Federico Bianchi)
Brexit. https://t.co/0kHZdCVfy2 — Will Wilkinson 🌐 (@Will Wilkinson 🌐)
@bbclaurak …a bit like Brexit? — Mark Knight (@Mark Knight)
Daughter gets out of bed upon hearing someone in the Brexit debate use the word "unicorns" and asks why they're tal… https://t.co/tTLG1jnRAj — Jane Merrick (@Jane Merrick)
Boris calls for us to spend 40 years wandering the wilderness. Apt #Brexit metaphor. https://t.co/IxsLREUkgV — Ross Greer (@Ross Greer)
'Jasper, give me a visual metaphor for Brexit.' https://t.co/HSjEd2T6Su — Carrie Thompson (@Carrie Thompson)
"The bag itself goes directly in the bin"
James Acaster's #Brexit teabag metaphor still the original and best 👏 https://t.co/4nK4YRjXar — dave ❄️ 🥕 🧻 (@dave ❄️ 🥕 🧻)
Siri, show me the least subtle Brexit metaphor https://t.co/nF6xICffV2 — John B (@John B)
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Visual metaphor of parliament collectively hiding from Brexit responsibility.
-B https://t.co/gzlzVcPNCo — Overly Sarcastic Productions (@Overly Sarcastic Productions)
Brexit: a visual metaphor. https://t.co/mMy8nGIoct — ian bremmer (@ian bremmer)
the most powerful Brexit metaphor I've ever seen https://t.co/Uf2sz1v8XV — Alan White (@Alan White)
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