22 bright sparks react to the UK power cuts
Due to a fault at the National Grid, several areas of the UK experienced power cuts on Friday evening. With trains halted, traffic lights out and kettles unable to provide tea, you could be forgiven for thinking the whole thing was an exercise in restoring the Blitz spirit so beloved of Brexiters.
The event was certainly enough to spur on the Twitter comedians, with these bringing light into the dark.
In the old days we made our own electricity by rubbing dry boy scouts together while doing the hokey-cokey and singing patriotic songs in the blitz and we survived perfectly well apart from everyone dying so we’ll be fine after Brexit stop complaining you commie scum.#powercut
— paul bassett davies (@thewritertype) August 9, 2019
— Brian Yim Lim (@DrBrianYL) August 9, 2019
The power cut across London and the SE could end immediately if enough people believed in electricity.
— Peter Smith (@Redpeter99) August 9, 2019
— Simon HB (@norock) August 9, 2019
— Gladstone (@TreasuryMog) August 9, 2019
I'm so fucking old I can remember power cuts from the 70s. FORM AN ORDERLY QUEUE YOU SWEATY RETRO PERVES
— Sarah Phelps (@PhelpsieSarah) August 9, 2019
The EU appear to have cut us off 85 days early #powercut
— Con Franklin (@ConFranklin) August 9, 2019
— Alan Ferrier (@alanferrier) August 9, 2019
— smithy (@danielsmith152) August 9, 2019
— Esq. (@gavmacn) August 9, 2019
UK HIT BY HUGE METAPHOR. #powercut
— Nick Ostler (@nickostler) August 9, 2019