ARE you a Leaver who’s finally realising Brexit could come crashing down on you? Here’s how to pretend everything’s fine.
Make light of things to a ridiculous degree
Cheerfully say things like “A lot of bother going on with this Brexit, eh?” as if (a) you had nothing to do with it, and (b) you’re talking about some temporary roadworks in your town.
Blame someone else
MPs are to blame for messing up Brexit, right? It definitely wasn’t a fundamentally bad idea with terrible planning, like building your own ‘rocket car’ from an old pram with 500 fireworks taped to the sides.
Go into deep denial
Use the tried-and-tested psychological defence mechanism of denying reality, in the manner of an alcoholic who’s crashed his car again after 22 vodkas but is still just a ‘social drinker’.Keep saying stuff like “This time next year we’ll be doing our own trade deals!” and spend plenty of time in the parallel universe of Daily Telegraph online comments.
Remember the good times
Cheer yourself up by remembering halcyon days of 2016 when you could go to a Leave rally and cheer and wear a red Brexit t-shirt without a care in the world! It felt like those days would go on forever, until it all started going wrong the next day.
Popular among elderly relatives who realise they’ve f*cked up. You couldn’t have known Brexit was going to turn into a horrible mess, what with having no access to TV, computers, newspapers, radio, magazines, other human beings, etc.