In Depth

The funniest Brexit memes

The political chaos has provided budding comedians with a wealth of material

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Whether you voted Leave or Remain in 2016, it is fair to say Brexit has not been plain sailing.

This fact has not gone unnoticed by members of the UK public, who have reacted to the political chaos with typical British gallows humour.

It was clear from the beginning that many people - about 48%, in fact - weren’t happy with the result of the referendum on quitting the EU.

Indeed, some wondered why previous expressions of the “will of the people” had not been adhered to so steadfastly.

When Brexit negotiations finally began, many commentators greeted the day with dread.

And when it became clear that Britain’s future was looking less than certain, the humour turned considerably darker.

The response remained less than positive when Theresa May announced that her Brexit deal had been agreed.

To be fair to the prime minister, she tried to alleviate the doom and gloom with her signature dance moves.

Her failure to pass her Brexit deal in the House of Commons provoked no end of mirth.

Few held out much hope about the potential alternatives to the current government.

Both sides of the Brexit divide were fair game, particularly when ardent anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller staged a bizarre photoshoot in a bid to underline the fragility of the Irish border situation.

Other countries were amused by the UK’s political peculiarities.

At least Britain can laugh at itself too. 

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