It’s back. It’s EU tweets. Your weekly dose of snark and sarcasm, with a side serving of intrigue from the Brussels bubble.
Starting with the French elections, which have been dominating Twitter. In particular, Le Pen’s decision to copy, word for word, a speech by Fillon.
— Ridicule TV (@RidiculeTV) May 1, 2017
Florian Silnicki warned both candidates to learn from the mistakes of Ségolène Royal in 2007, saying that anger, especially overplayed, goes badly on television.
— Florian Silnicki (@floriansilnicki) May 3, 2017
Sam Vostok compares the candidates to those from the World of Warcraft.
— Sam Vostok (@Sam_Vostok) May 1, 2017
However, Dave Keating says that, like Trump, they’re more like clowns.
— Dave Keating (@DaveKeating) May 3, 2017
Back in the Brussels bubble. The May-Juncker dinner disaster dominated conversation. Lewis Crofts imagined the conversation. UK: we’re leaving. EU: 60 billion please. UK: No. EU: You’re on another galaxy. UK: I will be bloody difficult. EU: It’s 100 billion now. UK: Arrgh.
UK: We're leaving
EU: 60bn please
EU: You're on another galaxy
UK: I will be bloody difficult
EU: It's 100bn now
— Lewis Crofts (@lewis_crofts) May 3, 2017
And after her dinner, Theresa May said that the UK needs strong and stable leadership to get the right deal, prompting many memes on Twitter.
With some in Brussels determined not to let Brexit talks be a success, our country needs strong and stable leadership to get the right deal. pic.twitter.com/bbcckCcHd4
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) May 3, 2017
Including Martini Seltzermayr, spoof account, suggesting that it’s an anagram of “Relent and Get Slapdash Boris”.
— Martini Seltzermayr (@mseltzermayr) April 28, 2017
British journalist Tony Parsons also landed himself in hot water, with his reaction. He said if not for the blood sacrifice of the British, Juncker would be speaking German today.
If not for the blood sacrifice of the British, Juncker would be speaking German today. Show some respect, you puffed-up political pygmy.
— Tony Parsons (@TonyParsonsUK) May 1, 2017
Cue howls of ridicule from almost half of Twitter, pointing out that he does speak German.
@TonyParsonsUK 1) he's fluent in German.
2) without Russia and the US so would you.
3) This is why everyone hates us.
— Elgot (@MaxElgot96) May 1, 2017
And finally, the European Parliament president Tajani welcomed the opening this weekend of the House of European History, saying looking back at our shared history strengthens our identity.
— EP President Tajani (@EP_President) May 4, 2017
However, UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott described it as a wildly extravagant vanity project.
— Jonathan Arnott MEP (@JonathanArnott) May 2, 2017
That left Danny Kemp to point on that Britain is officially history as there are remain and leave badges, and a ballot paper, in the new museum.
Britain is officially history – Remain and Leave badges and a ballot paper in new House of European History museum pic.twitter.com/6vPBrgriaE
— Danny Kemp (@dannyctkemp) May 4, 2017
That’s it for this week, supported by Huawei. You can check out their latest tweet talking about the Global Connectivity Index and how tech drives growth.
— Huawei EU (@HuaweiEU) May 4, 2017
And follow them at @HuaweiEU.
We’re back for more of the same next Friday, so send it your snipes, suggestions, loves, and loathes, using the hastag #EUtweets.