I know the Brexiteers have been out in force lately trying to blame the EU, remainers or anyone else for Project Fear becoming Project Reality, but this flowchart will help them figure out who's responsible for this shitshow.
Damn those remainers, asking government ministers for meetings to discuss ways to help out many industries now suffering due to trade issues with the European Union. The Daily Express headline clearly demonstrating how remainers are plotting.
The Daily Express, buried under all the fake-outrage, ultra nationalism and clickbait headlines actually goes on to mention some figures:
"But I am sure he would agree we have a particular problem at the moment with the export of animals, meat and shellfish, where exports are down by between 56 and 83 percent."
The Daily Express goes on to mention more figures:
Overall goods exports from the UK fell by £5.3 billion, 19.3 percent, in January. It was driven by a £5.6 billion, or 40.7 percent, plunge in exports of goods to the EU, the ONS said. A £200 million, 1.7 percent, increase in non-EU exports failed to make up for the decline within the bloc.
Of course, it cannot be relied upon that the typical rabid Brexiteer or Daily Express reader actually has the concentration span necessary to read further down the article and get to the actual facts. I mean in this case it honestly seems like the Express is trolling their readers by literally giving them the data on how Brexit is such a disaster for Britain - almost knowing themselves that their readers won't get to the bottom of the article before angrily sharing on social media.
Nigel Farage has been making angry videos on Twitter calling for the "EU Human Rights Act" to be scrapped. Great right? Except there's no such thing as the EU Human Rights Act.
Farage, determined to get rid of human rights and take us back to some sort of 1942 Nazi-dominated Europe is attempting to rally his simpleton-Brexit supporting followers against human rights by attempting to link them with the European Union.
The European Convention of Human Rights was largely written by British lawyers, championed by Winston Churchill in the aftermath of the second world war, to ensure the horrors endured by so many people would never be repeated. It guaranteed the following fundamental rights:
- The right to life (Article 2)
- Freedom from torture (Article 3)
- Freedom from slavery (Article 4)
- The right to liberty (Article 5)
- The right to a fair trial (Article 6)
- The right not to be punished for something that wasn’t against the law at the time (Article 7)
- The right to respect for family and private life (Article 8)
- Freedom of thought, conscience and religion (Article 9)
- Freedom of expression (Article 10)
- Freedom of assembly (Article 11)
- The right to marry and start a family (Article 12)
- The right not to be discriminated against in respect of these rights (Article 14)
- The right to protection of property (Protocol 1, Article 1)
- The right to education (Protocol 1, Article 2)
- The right to participate in free elections (Protocol 1, Article 3)
- The abolition of the death penalty (Protocol 13)
If for any reason you think any of these points are bad, feel free to comment below.
Hurrah, we've finally banned those pesky Norwegian fishing boats from our waters. WE ARE IN CHARGE.
Wait what? THEY DARE BAN OUR BOATS from their WATERS?
Honestly, why do people read this rubbish? It is entirely designed to increase the blood pressure in their elderly and susceptible-to-high-blood-pressure-readership.
After decades of being anti-EU and years of supporting the leave campaign the Daily Mail finally posts a slightly more objective look at what the Brexit deal actually means for us. Unsurprisingly, its almost entirely negative.
- Working - That's right UK citizens now have less rights than EU citizens living in Britain.
- Passports - Forget using the fast-track e-gates at EU airports or Eurostar.
- Travel - You're now limited to 90 days stay in EU countries in any 180 day period, and pay for a visa-waver.
- Duty free - There's now a limit on what individuals can bring into the UK.
- Driving - You'll need a green card from your insurer to take your car to the EU, those with paper licenses will also need an international driving permit.
- Heath insurance - The government is looking at setting up a scheme to replace EHIC, no time frame given.
- Education - Sorry students, we're no longer part of Erasmus, the government is going to setup a new scheme starting from September - allegedly.
- Pets - All animals will need a health certificate from a vet to be brought into the EU.
- Postal services - Sending goods to the EU will require a customs declaration, and we'll be stung with possible duty, VAT and handling fees. Thanks. This is actually a developing story with some US exporters informing us they apparently need to acquire sales tax on behalf of HMRC - which is frankly ridiculous.
- Retiring to the EU - You'll need now a visa, and proof of financial independence.
- Northern Ireland - Good news, as you're part of the customs union you'll avoid most of this mess.
Now my impression from reading the Daily Mail was that there weren't any downsides to leaving the EU. That we'd finally be free of the shackles of oppression, that they'd cave in and give us exactly what they want, don't they know we're British? I thought we were supposed to be cutting red-tape - not increasing it, and there was something about £350 million a week for the NHS wasn't there? When can we expect that?
British "ex-pats" (as they're often referred to - when technically they're migrants) have noticed that streaming of British Sky programs no longer seems possible. Looks like sadly they'll need to integrate properly into Spain, and learn the language now - just like migrants to Britain frequently get told to.
Joey: "My parents who voted for Brexit and then moved to Spain. A photo story."
The parents: "Hola, we can't get on sky again on the iPad! Could you look for us again please? Getting this message:"
The message: "Sorry, something went wrong. Your Sky content cannot currently be viewed in this country. For more information, please go to www.sky.com/EUPortability"
The website: "Certain rules mean people within the EU can stream content across all EU countries. From 1st January 2021, the UK will no longer be part of the EU, so we won't be able to provide this service in the same way."
Just another one of Brexit's benefits. Guess they'll need to get used to Spanish TV. Of course the right-wing snowflakes were out in force, annoyed that anyone could say anything bad about their beloved Brexit, including this "independant thinker", who was upset over some replies to him:
Literally the only replies to him were "If you can't make a few jokes in regards to your parents, maybe it's you that doesn't have the good relationship" and "I mean just because they recklessly endangered their children and children's children's financial future by voting for an absolutely ridiculous proposition, that's no reason to ...lightly rib them on Twitter. Give it a break man".
Yes I now use the term right-wing snowflakes, to literally use their boneheaded insult back against them.