It'll be just like The Good Life, say cheerful no-dealers

NO-DEAL Brexiters claim that after October 31st life will be a jolly self-sufficient romp growing vegetables, keeping pigs and having it off with Felicity Kendal. 

Optimistic EU-haters firmly believe that a no-deal Brexit will bring the country together with its upper-middle class neighbours while keeping chickens and pigs.

Norman Steele, head of pro-Brexit organisation Just Get On With It, said: “The Good Life represents Britain before the socialists ruined everything with the Winter of Discontent.

“Richard Briers’s decision to leave the rules-driven world of commercial advertising behind to live as a freeborn Englishman on his own plot of English land is directly analogous to the 2016 vote.

“After no-deal, without pernicious EU imports to worry about, we’ll be happily living in our large houses in Surbiton, mashing up turnips, getting tipsy on peapod wine and enjoying a saucy cuddle with the Rear of the Year 1981.

“Just like Tom and Barbara Good, we won’t have children to worry about; in their case because they don’t have them, in ours because we don’t give a sh*t.

“Sod them with their haircuts and their phones and their competing visions of Britain’s future. Get your own vegetable patches. This is our fantasy and we want it now.”

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How to be the total psycho in your flatshare

ARE you a complete nutcase living in shared accommodation who likes to save the surprise of your mental state until new tenants have moved in? Here’s how: 

Follow secret rules

Have a long list of very specific ways of living in the flat which is kept secret from other tenants. Then launch into a petrifying purple-faced bollocking of your hapless housemate for some heinous crime like leaving their running shoes by the front door.

Have a Jekyll and Hyde personality

Most flatmates can cope with someone who’s a bit of a knobhead but consistent. Instead keep them in a constant state of hypertension by baking cookies for them on Wednesday, then transforming into a pop-eyed lunatic when they leave mugs in the sink on Thursday.

Maintain double standards

When a flatmate comes home drunk and trips over the doormat, give them a serious guilt trip about the pressures of your job. However if five of your weird friends stay for a week playing an epic game of Warhammer until 2am every night, obviously that’s fine.

Have a disturbing hobby

Perhaps you enjoy preparing and cooking roadkill, ie flattened pheasants and rabbits with their heads bashed in, in the shared kitchen? Or collecting news clippings about Lorraine Kelly then discussing them at length? Or simply growing marijuana? There is no need anyone to know about this before they sign the tenancy agreement.

Have no filters

Give the impression you’ve been raised by robots rather than humans by saying things like: ‘I expect your acne problem means you have difficulty meeting women, Steve’ or ‘I was just wondering, Gemma, does your obesity affect your periods?’