Why wasn’t Theresa May’s letter delivered Olympic torch-style?
Today is a momentous day. Article 50 has been triggered, and formal negotiations to leave the European Union can now begin.
But among the solemnity, unease and uncertainty, there’s been plenty of light relief thanks to the brilliant Twitterati. Here are some of our favourites:
1. Poor Henry
— PaulMCFC16 ✌ (@Paulmcfc18) March 29, 2017
2. Celebrate ???
How are you going to celebrate Article 50 Day? I'm going to pour some raw sewage on a beach and buy a very high wattage lightbulb.
— David Whitley (@mrdavidwhitley) March 29, 2017
3. Sounds fun
To mark #BrexitDay I'm having a cup of Camp coffee, a slice of Mother's Pride and leaving the house to a car that won't start. #1973
— Peter Smith (@Redpeter99) March 29, 2017
4. ? Never ever have I ever felt so low ?
I've managed to get a sneak preview of the contents of the Article 50 letter. pic.twitter.com/sgfaOnRe1A
— Daisy Buchanan (@NotRollergirl) March 29, 2017
Article 50 day has gone to my uber driver’s head. pic.twitter.com/X6YrPhzP4X
— George Spencer (@probablygeorge) March 29, 2017
6. We wish the letter was comedy sized too
Disappointed to see the #Article50 letter isn't comedy sized like those giant cheques people give to charity in local newspapers.
— Hannah Rich (@hannahmerich) March 29, 2017
7. Tim is such a madman
So I told Tim to deliver the Article 50 letter.. he actually did it the absolute madman
— Jack Tindale (@JackTindale) March 29, 2017
8. Article 50 letter relay?
Can we deliver the #Article50 letter to Brussels in the manner of an Olympic torch relay? Make it more of an event?
— Catherine Slater (@c_slater) March 29, 2017
9. Very timely
kind of a timely question coming up in the Lords today pic.twitter.com/tGOD4gMWsr
— Esther Webber (@estwebber) March 29, 2017
10. Is this how you trigger Article 50?
— Thomas Connelly (@LegalCheek_Tom) March 28, 2017
Just getting a coffee to prepare for a day of reporting on the impact of Brexit. pic.twitter.com/68OQ73k5gu
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) March 29, 2017
12. I feel more triggered than Article 50
I really hope "being more triggered than Article 50" becomes slang for getting stressed out by something. I might try and make it #BrexitDay
— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) March 29, 2017
13. Tottenham’s new signing looks promising
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 28, 2017
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