This metaphor for Brexit went viral because it’s funny and totally nails it
This reader’s comment on the FT website is the best description of Brexit you’ll read this week.
— Mark Davies (@markxdavies) September 27, 2017
“As an outside observer who has followed this closely this is what it looks like right now.
“You enter a basement dungeon of your own accord (referendum), slam the self locking door shut (leave vote), drop your trousers bend over and strap yourself into the conveniently placed restraints (trigger Article 50), throw some choice insults at the ominous hooded figure in the corner (Lancaster House speech) and now you expect that the next scene will involve a muscle relaxing massage that leaves you refreshed and energised.”
Finally a metaphor that Tory MP's will understand…
— Mike.Abz (@mikeabz) September 27, 2017
tbf that makes Brexit sound kinda fun
— Apparent Eurocrat (@Boon2bewild) September 27, 2017
but the next step turns out to be excessive self-flagellation. As Britain was clear that they do not need anybody else.
— KS (@Shieldmaid8) September 27, 2017