The Mash guide to the will of the British people

LEAVE voters insist Brexit must happen due to the will of the people, but what other stupid things have the British people voted for?

Boaty McBoatface

Give Britain the opportunity to name the Natural Environment Research Council’s new polar-research vessel and they’ll think up the most childish name possible and then vote for it in droves. Now that boat is a bitter alcoholic that calls itself a generic boat name like ‘Voyager’ while obsessing about revenge.

Boris Johnson

Even when given a predetermined set of options to vote for, the British public are still determined to vote for the most stupid thing of all, using the well thought-out argument of “it’ll be a laugh”. Hence the thatched toddler was allowed to run London.


Simple stencil of sad child losing a balloon versus a lyrical landscape by Constable, one of the great 19th century painters? No contest, says Britain.

Cheese and onion crisps

If there’s one thing Britain is good at, it is eating crisps. Cheese and onion was recently voted the country’s favourite crisp flavour, with nobody bothering to point out that it does not remotely taste of fucking onion.