Making memes is the first thing we do when the world is descending into chaos. Brexit has given us a wealth of material since the UK’s infamous vote to leave the EU in 2016. Talks of France’s Frexit and a Dexit by Germany (Deutschland) also inspired and the latter of which has fallen into such obscurity that its political meaning is now completely eclipsed in search engines by the downsizing of the Pokedex in new Pokemon games.
These campaigns have not flourished with catchier names for many. But, the internet’s punsters are parodying Brexit with suggestions for names that the rest of Europe can use if they decide they’ve had enough.
It’s really surprising that those who feared that Brexit would lead to a number of copycat campaigns that would bring the EU crashing down. The three-and-a-half-year-long Brexit has been such a headache that even Europe’s most reactionary parties have begrudgingly gone quiet about leaving the EU, afraid of bringing similar humiliation to their countries since the referendum passed.
The favorable views of the EU abruptly increased the year after the Brexit referendum and this was shown by the general public and the surveys of citizens of 10 of the largest EU member states showed that. According to the results, the people who were on the fence saw the UK’s revolving door of politicians struggling to disentangle the country from all the agreements that they had taken for granted and thought, “Hmmm… the EU is alright, actually.”
These campaigns cannot be seen in world news in any time. But these punny names that might ensue if the EU’s remaining 27 members (Norway, not an EU member to this day, has always said Noway) went solo… in English-language news. You also can comment below, if you have any good puns in your language.
(h/t : boredpanda.com)