Brexit Fool’s Day

c8evcpuxqaedu5gThe Prime Minister just pranked the entire UK with a letter published in several newspapers claiming to “represent “every person” in the U.K”.  In a hilarious spoof thought to be the best since Spaghetti Trees, Theresa May wrote:

“When I sit around the negotiating table in the months ahead, I will represent every person in the United Kingdom—young and old, rich and poor, city, town, country, and all the villages and hamlets in between, It is my fierce determination to get the right deal for every single person in this country. For, as we face the opportunities ahead of us on this momentous journey, our shared values, interests, and ambitions can—and must—bring us together.”

That ‘shared values and interests bit’, brilliant. Leading newspapers were caught out, as well as 51.9% of the population.

Spain responded with a one-liner, the simple but hugely effective rib-tickler: “Gibraltar”.

But the entire continent should have seen the British joke coming when, earlier this week when she told the House of Commons that what we needed in this hour of need was the ‘liberal, democratic values of Europe’:

Responding to the giant prank, Wolfgang Schäuble, the German Finance Minister, said:

“We have no interest in punishing the U.K, but we also have no interest in putting European integration in danger over the U.K. That is why our priority must be, with a heavy heart, to keep the rest of Europe—without the U.K.—as close together as possible.”

British diplomats responded saying ‘typical Germans, no sense of humour’.

Some critics have suggested that caution should be observed and that sometimes these giant jokes can go disastrously wrong:

But others point that Theresa May’s prank isn’t original and is part of a global joke that goes back decades:

Commenting on the classic that’s’ fooled everyone, Dennis MacShane, the Uk’s former Europe Minsiter said:

“British anti-Europeans wanted to destroy what Europe’s nation states have painstakingly created over decades. It is not going to happen, and if Britain wants any access to Europe, it will be on the EU’s terms, not those of Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson.”

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  1. Harry molloy says:

    Amazing but worrying titanic video.

    1. Patrick says:

      There are losses from which mankind can be replenished, less than freedom and linguistics, that is why Scotland Independence matter. To have freedom, and have a Scottish independent radio,TV and media.
      There were just over 700 survivors from the luxury cruise liner who lived to tell the tale, most of whom were traumatized by what they went through, and understandably so.

      The result of the crash was an alteration in the way passenger trade was conducted from that day forward, as well as a a change in regulations for the number of life boats required to be aboard similar ships.

      Captain Edward John Smith, the captain of the ship,was pictured before he set sail in 1912. He was not blamed directly for the sinking of the ship.
      Then nobody knows to whom British will blame on Br exit.

  2. James Mills says:

    April Fool ? Unfortunately , the jokes on us !

  3. Patrick says:

    To understand why Scotland must be right now be Independent and Sovereign, to be safe of what to comes to Britain you have to read:
    The third attempt to show that even free and open societies are not immune to the authoritarian and legalist ideologies of history, by history professor Ron Jones in the case of the German-Romanian secondary school students in convincing their students that the movement would eliminate the democracy. The democracy that emphasized individualism was considered a Democracy, and Jones emphasized this by developing “Strengthening discipline, strength through community, strength through action, strength through pride.”
    Listen the tone Britain Great Again and Brexit mean Brexit

  4. Willie says:

    Yes, but it’s maybe not just on the 1st April that we’ll be played for fools. Just think what we have to look forward to. Things such as the Great Repeal Bill where Team Theresa will remove a huge swathe of European legislation such as employment protection, working hours restriction, maternity rights at work, EHCR and other such namby pamby provision will be removed to make Britain the great off shore colossus that it plans to be. In fact we need to bring back lums so that our children can have worthwhile jobs as chimney sweeps. Victoriana working conditions will make Britain Great again and to coin a phrase …your country needs you.

    1. Patrick says:

      Perhaps She also remove this one.
      European Parliament finalizes end of EU roaming surcharges

      A vote by the European Parliament has removed the last hurdle to abolishing roaming surcharges in the EU. As of mid-June, mobile phones will be able to be used at home and abroad for the same cost.

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