Brexit has, utterly predictably, descended into farce. The world looks on, scratching its head trying to comprehend what is Brexit really and where is it going, while the British people are formerly known for their stoic pragmatism, engage in an epic episode of national self-harm mainly based on delusions of grandeur, nostalgia for days past and barely concealed mistrust of ‘Johnny Foreigner.’

However, despite the absolute shitshow that is currently unfolding, the Brits haven’t forgotten one of their more positive national characteristics. Bitingly dark and self-deprecating political jokes are a reflex response to the crisis, so while their government continues to blunder from one humiliation to the next, people try to see the bright side by at least laughing about it.

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Hugo Rifkind, son of a conservative politician and columnist of The Times, came up with an amusing analogy written in funny tweets recently, comparing Brexit to a ‘Cheese Submarine.’ The political meme highlights the absurd self-delusion that Brexiters have been engaged in over the past couple of years, and it went viral because it is true, in the tragicomic kind of way that Brits just really relate to.

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The responses to Rifkind’s cheese puns were even better though. Everyone loves the best puns, don’t they? Cheese and its many different varieties lend itself well to a social media showdown, and ricotta say, the people behind these hilarious tweets didn’t disappoint!

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What do you think Britain should do to solve the Brexit impasse? Leave with no deal? Accept Prime Minister Theresa May’s ‘Brexit-in-name-only’ deal? Hold a second referendum? Or just call the whole thing off? Let us know in the comments below!