The United Kingdom has been in quite a pickle for the last couple of years. Since the June 2016 referendum, in which 52% of the country voted to leave the European Union, the UK had been stuck in an endless conflict as well as a political nightmare while the government tried to negotiate the terms with the EU. Even though the government officially announced the country's withdrawal in March 2017, the process was delayed due to deadlock in the UK parliament.
After many failed negotiations, several changes in the parliament and general uproar from the people, the UK left the EU at 11 p.m. GMT on 31 January 2020. And while many people rejoiced, others couldn't hide their shame and disappointment. Oh, and as always, there was a third group of people. The ones who made dozens of memes to make fun of the situation. And that's exactly what we're going to focus on. So scroll down below and check out the spiciest memes and don't forget to vote for your favorites!
Despite the parliament ratifying the withdrawal agreement and the UK officially leaving the EU, things aren't completely done. The 31 January event only began the next phase in the Brexit process which is a transition period that is set to end on 31 December 2020. During that, the UK and EU will negotiate their future relationship, like trade deals and other policies.
While in the transition phase, the UK remains subject to EU law as well as remains part of the EU customs union and single market during the transition. Despite that, the UK is no longer part of the EU's political bodies or institutions.