Brexit Facebook Post On Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson And Theresa May Leadership Mess Is Spot On

'So, let me get this straight...'

30/06/2016 09:53

British filmmaker Benjamin Timothy Blaine tried to sum up the ludicrousness of British politics right now, and it's pretty confusing.

His Facebook post analysing the mess following the EU Referendum vote has gone viral, as commenters compared it to scenes from Monty Python and Yes Minister.

As leadership races intensify for both Labour and the Conservatives, Blaine attempted to explain the fact that politicians who picked one side to back in the Brexit campaign might have secretly supported the other, leading to a farcical muddle:

The post has been shared nearly 22,000 times on Facebook.

Here's the post in full:

So, let me get this straight... the leader of the opposition campaigned to stay but secretly wanted to leave, so his party held a non-binding vote to shame him into resigning so someone else could lead the campaign to ignore the result of the non-binding referendum which many people now think was just angry people trying to shame politicians into seeing they'd all done nothing to help them.

Meanwhile, the man who campaigned to leave because he hoped losing would help him win the leadership of his party, accidentally won and ruined any chance of leading because the man who thought he couldn't lose, did - but resigned before actually doing the thing the vote had been about. The man who'd always thought he'd lead next, campaigned so badly that everyone thought he was lying when he said the economy would crash - and he was, but it did, but he's not resigned, but, like the man who lost and the man who won, also now can't become leader. Which means the woman who quietly campaigned to stay but always said she wanted to leave is likely to become leader instead.

Which means she holds the same view as the leader of the opposition but for opposite reasons, but her party's view of this view is the opposite of the opposition's. And the opposition aren't yet opposing anything because the leader isn't listening to his party, who aren't listening to the country, who aren't listening to experts or possibly paying that much attention at all. However, none of their opponents actually want to be the one to do the thing that the vote was about, so there's not yet anything actually on the table to oppose anyway. And if no one ever does do the thing that most people asked them to do, it will be undemocratic and if any one ever does do it, it will be awful.



Some commenters said his words could have easily been spoken by Sir Humphrey Appleby, the notoriously long-winded character in the satirical series Yes Minster, while another thought it was reflected the "sinister plot to make politics as absurd as possible".

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