Tweets of the Week: UK Farewell Special

Today, we’re spending Brexit 50ps, the Brits turn and flee, and we’re serenaded by MEPs.

 

This episode is sponsored by MedTech Europe, stick around until the end to find out more about their new podcast. 

Now why is it that whenever I stand in for Jen, I’m forced to address the twitter-gift-that-keeps-on-giving, my own personal bete noire that keeps me up at night: Brexit Brexit BREXIT?

But professional that I am, I will do my Tweets duty and report on the best ones of the week, in a totally impartial manner…. 

 

So, are you ready for Brexit? Across the channel, there is some doubt about that… 

 

As Adam Bienkov reports “Boris Johnson spent £46 million on a “Get ready for Brexit” campaign which didn’t actually help anyone get ready for Brexit.

 

But fear not, the BBC presented their very own Brexit bulldog, who stood ready to answer your questions about Brexit. 

 

Most Twitter users only had 1 question though: “Why is the bulldog green??

 

 

 

 

 

  But who cares about an info campaign when you’ve got new shiny coins to spend? Britain finally unveiled their special 50p Brexit coin to mark the occasion. 

Parody Boris Johnson commented that Sajid Javid makes the new piece of silver look very PRECIOUSS!

Lee Harvey chipped in, saying “They cannot be unaware of the similarities of these two images.”

 

While comedian David Baddiel wonders if one can “actually pay for things with the Brexit 50p coin? Or will it be worthless, except for its symbolic value? Like the thing it’s commemorating?”

 

The discussion reached another level after acclaimed author Philip Pullman pointed out that “The ‘Brexit’ 50p coin is missing an Oxford comma, and should be boycotted by all literate people.

 

Which brought up more questions. Like “What is an Oxford comma? Should it be on the Brexit 50p coin?” 

Back in Brussels, Marko Ruonala captured the moment that UK minister Chris Pincher walked out of Britain’s final Council meeting

Then the European Parliament gave its not entirely unexpected blessing to the Withdrawal Agreement.

 

James Crisp pointed out that Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s bye-bye to the British nicely channelled Whitney Houston.

 

While LBC reported that “Nigel Farage’s final speech at the EU ended very dramatically when he was cut off for ‘disobeying the rules’”

 

EP Vice President Mairead McGuinness told Farage: 

“Put your flags away, you’re leaving… and take them with you… goodbye!”

As Farage left the plenary, MEP colleague Martin Sonneborn tweeted : “As of now, I’m the only political clown here … Smiley!”

 

Green MEP Molly Scott Cato bid an emotional farewell to the Parliament as the UK’s members took their leave

Probably the most defining moment of the week was when MEPs broke into a heart-warming rendition of “Auld Lang Syne”.

 

Jeremy Cliffe wondered whether in the not-too-distant during talks with Trump or China, future British officials would realise that their “truest friends had been there in front of their eyes all along”.

 

And to continue the Lord of the Rings theme that is inexplicably running through this episode, Mep Assistant summed up Brexit with this apt gif. It. is. done.

 

But that’s where you’re WRONG, Frodo. It’ll NEVER be over. We’ve got 11 months of negotiations to sit through. Then years and years of Brexit regret and limbo to enjoy!

 

This week we are sponsored by MedTech Europe, to listen to their brand new podcast about new medical technology regulations and their impact on the CE marking process, give this tweet a click

And that’s it for another mad-cap installment of Tweets. See you next time.. Maybe… I’m off to see a man about a new passport… Au revoir!

 

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