LEAVERS, LEADERS, LOSERS, WEEPERS (Where’s My Irish Passport?)

Whoa! What a week it has been! I Might just leave it there, you all know what I mean. OK, indulge me a little further….

This is not a political opinion piece, so stay with me. I’m not going to furiously argue my view, I’d make a rubbish politician. I’m just observing and commentating (from the back, staying out of trouble, mostly).

So in a week where a Referendum has divided a nation, friendship groups and families, I have found myself feeling pretty low. So, as usual, I am turning to mockery to cheer myself up.

Last Thursday Britain decided to leave Europe, then on Monday England decided to leave Europe. Seriously can everyone just stop leaving Europe? It’s getting embarrassing! Most of it is pretty nice, I know lots of Europeans, they’re good people.

And so, strategically positioned media coverage and social media mayhem has portrayed the British people as a bunch of stupid, unfriendly, neanderthal racists, regardless of whether you voted Leave or Remain. Normally I’d write something flippant after a name calling jibe, like “I’ve been called worse” but in this case, I really really haven’t!

And this historical event was apparently an open invitation to #BringOutYourCrazy. My God it’s been like a madhouse.

All the news coverage is on immigration of course because it’s a ratings-puller. Accompanied with sound bites of Nige saying outrageously ridiculous things (on our behalf *sad face* *shudder*), endless footage of Dave appearing sad & embarrassed and Gove looking like a startled hamster caught in headlights (see image below). “Who me?” ….*Sigh*.

Whether you see Briton’s exit from the EU as a messy disaster or an undiscovered opportunity, I’m just not really sure these are the best people to represent us good folk. I wonder if Rod, Jane and Freddy are available….wait….are they all still alive?

Talking of leaving, Jezza’s not getting the message is he? Like a Toddler being asked to leave the soft play, except all reasonable negotiations have broken down. Do you think he’ll go for a Digestive or are we going to have to up our game and get a Chocolate Hobnob?

My favourite internet thingy this week – BoGo in action….

A Few Observations Before We All Move On:

YOUR VOTE WILL COUNTĀ  – for those now declaring they were confused about this [insert emoji, the one with the shocked faced – ‘HERE’]. It’s just basic maths. Two boxes available, you put a cross in the one you like best and then lots of nice people add them up. Box with the most crosses wins.

So for next time, as you’re highly unlikely to have a f’ing clue which box the other 30 odd million people prefer, you should assume that your vote will make a difference.

POLITICIANS LIE – newsflash people! Yes, I know it’s shocking, isn’t it? Some naughty people just say stuff to get you to like them and then go back on it once they have got where they need to be. Are you new at this? Oh well not to worry, no biggy *smiley face*

WE NEED NEW LEADERS – and quickly. Voting democratically doesn’t seem to be working that well. What else could we do? What about a Wipeout style contest (minus Richard Hammond). If Gove got up on those big red balls I may forgive everything, sod it I might even vote for him.

SOME OF US NEED A LITTLE TIME ON THE NAUGHTY STEP – some of us, when tensions and emotions were high last week, may have made some sweeping statements about the intellect of the Leave voters. Eek… All in jest, I might add but yes ok I’m going to the step and I promise not to get up to tell you I need a wee or a biscuit or that I have a really good idea that you simply must hear right this second.

WE NEED TO STICK TOGETHER – grab a [Leaver] / [Remainer] *delete as appropriate. Ruffle them on the head and come on let’s all be friends. We have a long journey ahead of us and apparently there’s no plan. BoGo filed that under ‘L’ for ‘Let’s do that another day, it’ll all be fine. So we need to stick together.

– The word Tw*t. This fella has shot up massively in popularity in the last week. Good for him, I’m a fan
– The Irish Passport Administration Team. They have no immediate job security worries

– Dave, who now has to pack, everyone hates packing, right? And must explain to his children that they need to leave their massive luxurious mansion…. for another massive luxurious mansion. Sad times….
– England football supporters who voted Remain. Wow! Things can only get better for you guys….

Love as always xx

**Yes I do obviously realise that this situation is quite serious and people are worried about the future. So just in case something really bad happens I reserve the right to un-say all of the above and will gladly refund all readers on this post.

***Yes I am aware that BoGo have now unceremoniously parted company. “Boris, would you like any help with that knife in your back”? But the image is way too hilarious for me to consider removing it.


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50 thoughts on “LEAVERS, LEADERS, LOSERS, WEEPERS (Where’s My Irish Passport?)”

  1. It certainly was a pretty crazy week, where everyone suddenly became an expert on exchange rates, immigration policy and the economy šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚ I think you need to treat it with humour or we’d all go insane!! #FartGlitter

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  2. A bit of humour on this situation is needed to be honest as there isn’t much to actually laugh about, so thank you for making me smile when I didn’t actually want to read another post that was going to make me feel crappy šŸ™‚ #bigpinklink

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  3. Utterly utterly UTTERLY brilliant. Yes the situation is flipping serious but man have I read some funny stuff about it too (have you seen the Winnie the Poo posts on FB? Genius) and this is gloriously funny. Oh and did I mention utterly brilliant? I think I did. #BigPinkLink

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  4. It has been an absolutely shocking week of events which seems to get worse by the day. Love the fact you’ve observed how the #twat has taken a spike in popularity since the vote haha! Thanks for adding the humour needed – those politicians are certainly taking themselves seriously enough!

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  5. That meme is awesome. Isn’t it frightening that something so serious and impacting has been dealt with in such a ridiculous manner? Sigh. Deep breath. And another. And a whiskey.


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  6. you’re so right on the ‘You’re vote will count’… how many times did i hear people saying they voted but didn’t think it was really expect the Leave campaign to win!. “Oh so my vote might count? Now that’s an interesting concept.” #chucklemums Jo

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  7. I can definitely confirm that Rod, Jane and Freddy are all still with us – my toddler insists on watching Rainbow on DVD at least twice a day! re. the referendum, the whole thing still makes me so angry every time I think about it, which is a lot as politics is my job. šŸ˜¦ x #chucklemums


  8. Oh my god, this is BRILLIANT!!!! I find the only way I can tackle these situations is to royally take the p**s out of it, so this is right up my street!! Witty, well observed, with hilarious anecdotes and comparisons, and that screen shot made me pee myself a little!! Yes, it’s a mess, but I need to read things like this to know I’m not the only one who also enjoys laughing at it too!! Thanks for bringing this gem to #bigpinklink!

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  9. Very little has made me laugh about this whole thing, but this did. You’re so right about ‘assuming your vote counts’. I’ve spoken to people who shrugged their shoulders and said ‘it was a protest vote, I didn’t realise it’d happen’. I can’t even…

    Love the line about the Irish passport, quite fancy it myself… #chucklemums

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  10. This is brilliant! It is serious, but it’s happening now so we need to find a way to smile about it somehow šŸ˜‰ I agree with you there that the Irish Passport admin team must be feeling very secure right now….#DreamTeam

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  11. Yes! Everything you said here is so true!! I wrote a post about how unbelievable the nastiness on social media had become with everyone turning on each other. The situation is an utter mess and every day there seems to be something else added to the political circus. What a complete joke! Love your twitter post and comparisons to the naughty step as well as those people who “assumed” their vote wouldn’t count! Brilliant. #BigPinkLink x

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  12. I confessed to my friend this week that I don’t want to talk about Brexit any more because I just feel WAY out of my depth! I know nothing about the implications and I feel so uncomfortable getting into deep discussions about what and why people voted. So here’s my contribution: Do you think Boris Johnson looks like Winnie the Pooh?
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub! I hate politics and football! Yay!


    1. If you think me writing about this means I understand it, your wrong šŸ™‚ I just like to take the piss out of all these people who are supposed to be cleverer than us and then constantly f*ck everything up! šŸ™‚ #coolmumclub rocks.

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  13. This is the news story that keeps on giving….! I’m appalled at how the fallout from Brexit is going, how can we possibly have any more confidence in it now? Great post. #stayclassymama

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  14. I enjoyed this. Arghh the whole thing has made me feel pretty despairing but we do have to laugh! Why did nobody have a fucking plan?! I reckon it’ll all work out in the end though – randomly my dad sent me a Facebook message when the result came out saying in the words of Mr Micawber (a Dickens character) – something will turn up. I had told him I was crying after the result so felt he was being a little glib but he’s probably right! #stayclassymama

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  15. Haaaaa amazing piece! It’s just not going away is it?! My favourite is that not only are the Cons now having a leadership battle but the Labs are quickly imploding too. What a year for British politics. Ian Hislop for PM I say, at least we’d all get a few laughs at PM questions!! We could all bloody do with it!! #StayClassyMama

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  16. Well done on giving this topic a try. Phew.. some humor at last.. I don’t think I can read anymore serious news on the matter. A great read and thank you for sharing this with the #DreamTeam

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  17. It is a serious business and two and half weeks on, we seems to be in the same state politically!!!! Jazzer needs to get a grip! However, I love this take on the nightmare, it made me laff a lot ha! Thanks lovely xx

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  18. It’s just been too crazy…as they say truth is often stranger than fiction! My fav quote after Boris decided not to run was from someone on Twitter “he’s pissed in the pool and now he doesn’t want to swim in it” !!!

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  19. Hahah do you think he’ll go for a digestive? Agree on all fronts. Our votes really do count and it’s really great for the footballers, me on the other hand, I could give a shit about football (or soccer). I mean really, they only score one or two goals and the rest of the game is like watching a newborn baby hit a colorful toy. I love this post, so funny! Thanks for the laugh and sharing with #StayClassyMama!

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