Ink Tank - Make words not war Kathleen Harris

Today British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to set out an upbeat vision for Britain’s future relationship with the EU in a speech at the Santa Maria Novella church in the heart of Florence, Italy. Sadly, the internet wasn’t quite as enthusiastic as she’d hoped about her new “have your cake and eat it” proposals.

 

 

 




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Ink Tank - Make words not war Thomas Nybergh

Tintin and The Brexit Plan: Captain Haddock burning oars and warming his hands in a liferaft

What if we told you there’s this place on the interweb you can go to receive regular updates of the latest, most vicious anti-Brexit memes? Well there is, over at the Twitters, under the account @SoVeryBrexit, or Very Brexit Problems. You can also find the same dank political misery over at Facebook, if that’s your thing.

Here’s a proper, 22-piece family pack of the sick burn they deliver.




 

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Need more? Maybe check out our reactions to the November 2016 US Presidential election?

Weighing your options in Britain? Check out our podcast. Follow one Brit who escaped his homeland’s post-colonial decay and rigid class system for the Nordic, egalitarian winter misery of Finland. Sure, it’s on Apple Podcasts, too.

 

 




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Ink Tank - Make words not war Very Finnish Problems

Finnish made Kone elevator

How does elevator awkwardness in Britain differ from the same in Finland? Joel Willans, author of Very Finnish Problems, asks game studies Ph.D. Aki Järvinen essential questions about migrating to the UK. Co-host Thomas Nybergh is curious about the demoscene and where fake money used inside video games ends up.

Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi

Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media

 

Shownotes:

Mr. Järvinen on Twitter

Elevators and how they impacted culture

Finnish chapter of IGDA, the International Game Developers Association

The Assembly demoparty

Example of a demo

Journalist Anni Lassila on how cool summers are becoming a privilege

Joel Willans with game studies Ph.D. Aki Järvinen

Joel Willans with game studies Ph.D. Aki Järvinen

 

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Ink Tank - Make words not war Julie Anderson

The Poke, one of the UK’s funniest satirical websites, asked Twitter for Brexit themed children’s books to help with the task of explaining Britain’s slow motion suicide to kids. Needless to say, the internet delivered in fine style.




To see more ace examples, be sure to head on over to The Poke.




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As the idiocy of Brexit grows ever clearer by the day, it seems that the expectations of Leavers grow ever more diminished. Inspired by a fantastically fun tweet by David Schneider, we’ve detailed how reality is making their Brexit utopia bleaker and bleaker. Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, sanity prevails before level 6.

Level 1

Everything is going to be wonderful. We’ll be richer, the NHS will get £350m a week more money, we’ll go back to Imperial measurements and the streets will be permanently swathed in Union Jack bunting.

Level 2

We’re going to be richer eventually. It just might take a few years, that’s all. It will all be worth it in the end.

Level 3

I don’t care if we’re poorer. Money isn’t everything. As long as we have our sovereignty back. Oh and fishing rights, of course.

Level 4

I don’t care if we have to eat poisoned chickens. That’s the price you pay for being a global trading power. Chlorine can’t be that bad for you anyway. We use it to clean kitchens, for god’s sake.

Level 5

I don’t care if my family lose their jobs. Jobs aren’t everything. Sometimes you need to make sacrifices. Kids of today have no idea how hard it was for us.

Level 6

I don’t care if there are no functioning hospitals, farms, cafes, banks, air flights, social care, etc. Who needs society to function when you have sovereignty.

Level 7

I’m happy we now have the Hunger Games. It helps showcase the British bulldog spirit to the world.

Level 8

I’m happy we can only stay alive by eating our own young. At least we have sovereignty now. And only the Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, French and Spain get to fish in our waters.

Level 9

I’m happy we now live in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where only a handful of survivors live on in Boris Johnson’s basement. We’ve certainly shown those Eurocrats and know-it-all experts that we’re not cowed by Project Fear.




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Ink Tank - Make words not war Thomas Nybergh

Nigel Farage is no stranger to playing loose and fast with the truth. Just recently, Mr. Farage held up a sign with what he claims is a quote from the EU article 50 in LBC’s radio studio.

The sign says

“The rights and obligations deriving from the Treaties would therefore extinguish.”

 

 

In fact, the sign quotes a European Parliamentary Research Services briefing, with a sentence Farage failed to quote in its entirety:

The rights and obligations deriving from the Treaties would therefore extinguish, at least to the extent agreed between the EU and the withdrawing state.

Article 50, the actual version, goes like this “the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal”.

Nigel Farage may be a masterful con man on radio and TV, but he can’t lie on a sign held up in front of a camera without being called out by the internet. Read on for sixteen delicious tweets celebrating Farage’s own goal.

 
 

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7. Raphaelite_Girl

 
 

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11. Prague_Tony

 
 

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14. GosportKen

 
 

15. massiveboy90

 
 

16. madman2

Additional examples of Nigel Farage being an asshat are welcome in the comments section below.

 

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Ink Tank - Make words not war Thomas Nybergh

Nigel Farage is no stranger to playing loose and fast with the truth. Just recently, Mr. Farage held up a sign with what he claims is a quote from the EU article 50 in LBC’s radio studio.

The sign says

“The rights and obligations deriving from the Treaties would therefore extinguish.”

 

 

In fact, the sign quotes a European Parliamentary Research Services briefing, with a sentence Farage failed to quote in its entirety:

The rights and obligations deriving from the Treaties would therefore extinguish, at least to the extent agreed between the EU and the withdrawing state.

Article 50, the actual version, goes like this “the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal”.

Nigel Farage may be a masterful con man on radio and TV, but he can’t lie on a sign held up in front of a camera without being called out by the internet. Read on for sixteen delicious tweets celebrating Farage’s own goal.

 
 

1. DocHackenbush

 
 

2. trevorphillips

 

 

 
 

3. marcpaters0n

 
 

4. Chris_H_OneLife

 
 

5. SamJSharpe

 
 

6. Mungo_5

 
 

7. Raphaelite_Girl

 
 

8. sauusages

 
 

9. NP_Lima

 

 

 
 

9. Soliferum

 
 

10. Chris_H_OneLife

 
 

11. Prague_Tony

 
 

12. engagebritain

 
 

13. FoldsFive

 

 

 
 

14. GosportKen

 
 

15. massiveboy90

 
 

16. madman2

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Ink Tank - Make words not war Joel Willans

Just over a year after the British marginally voted to self-destruct by implementing an advisory referendum with bewildering fantasticism, the negotiations have finally kicked off. Needless to say, the breathtakingly clueless Tory Brexit government is floundering already. Just how badly inept they are is beautifully demonstrated by these cartoonists. Titanic idiocy doesn’t get much funnier (or more ridiculous).




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Theresa May, Ms Robot

Theresa May’s spectacular own goal in the June 2017 election not only showcased how badly she read the country but also the brilliance of Labours and Jeremy Corbyn’s appeal for a society that benefits the few not the many. May’s “strong and stable” leadership has now resulted in a coalition of chaos at the beck and call of the DUP, a party so whacko they think the Pope is the Anti-Christ, gay marriage is a sin, climate change a myth and that the earth is only 6000 years old. Happily, this shitstorm has given Twitter a field day. Here are 13 comments of the Tory fiasco that made us laugh loudest.

Needless to say, hopes for a slightly less batty, softer Brexit are high right now. We celebrate by turning to Twitter for all the Tory and May related snark one could muster.

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Ink Tank - Make words not war Joel Willans

Tens of thousands marched in London today to celebrate 60 years of the European Union and protest the titanic idiocy of Brexit. A triumphant display of British spirit, this sea of red, white, blue and yellow swept through the streets up to Parliament square proving that Remainers refused be cowed by terrorism in their fight for their children and grandchildren’s future. Friend of Ink Tank and ardent Remain campaigner, Simon Field was there and shared some of his favourite protest signs. These are 15 of our favourites.













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