A German satire show has ridiculed Brexit Britain, commenting on how the UK’s withdrawal from the EU “smacks of masochism” and is “like a sickness”. The Heute-Show also mocked Prime Minister Theresa May for delaying the crunch vote on her Brexit deal, surviving a no-confidence vote and going “begging around Europe”. TV host Oliver Welke said: “Welcome to the last Heute-Show of the year which, as regular viewers know, means awarding the traditional ‘Golden Dumb****’s’ for 2018. And let’s get our first award over with straight away: based on recent events, our well-deserved winner is the UK, the most confused island in the world.
“I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t stand it anymore. Just decide already! Or as you would say, put vinegar on your fish! Let’s count along together.
“Theresa May, in just one week, delayed the approval vote for her deal with the EU, survived a vote of no-confidence, and even went begging around Europe.”
The presenter then continued his savage tirade, playing a video of Mrs May struggling to get out of her car during a visit to German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “Here are a few symptomatic images from Berlin: May just can’t get out; of the EU… or out of her bloody car! To explain: it’s a Mercedes, it has a safety lock for Brits. It’s just a safety thing.
“Two and a half years! Two and a half years of negotiations with the EU and probably all for nothing. It can’t really be true. Seriously, I know it sounds harsh. It makes you want to tell the Brits: just go already. Really, just go. Right?
“Hard Brexit, soft Brexit, liquid Brexit, I don’t care! I just don’t care anymore. According to a study, from the high-street bank UBS, the British economy is already 2% smaller, as if there hadn’t been any Brexit chaos.
“The pound keeps plummeting, but they just carry on happily. One has to learn from one’s mistakes!
“It’s as if, I don’t know, the UK touches a hot stove, then again, and then starts stabbing themselves in the eye with a fork! It’s like a sickness! I’m no doctor, but it smacks of masochism.
“And for that reason, ladies and gentlemen, we present the ‘You Seriously Need Professional Help’ award, the straightjacket edition, but with our best wishes for the future success of your world empire.”
Twitter users reacted furiously to the mockery of Britain, with one commenting: “Moronic piffle. The UK is not a single mind, confusing itself.
“Any ‘confusion’ reflects the depth of feelings and different points of views of the millions who engaged in democracy and debate.
“We are not the Borg. Besides, who cares what the Germans think.”
Another user said: “Given Germany’s past, should they really be mocking a nation that stood up to the hatred and violence they inflicted on Europe?
“That said, really couldn’t care less what other nations think about our decision to leave their toxic project. Guess they are miffed they’ll pick up the bill.”
A third warned: “Watch out Germany/EU… the worm may yet turn.”
The comments come as senior ministers are split over the Government’s plans for a no-deal Brexit.
Alternative proposals to the agreed withdrawal agreement with the EU include a ‘managed’ no-deal Brexit which is favoured by Jeremy Hunt, Gavin Williamson, Sajid Javid, Andrea Leadsom, Penny Mordaunt and Liam Fox according to The Telegraph.
Meanwhile, Amber Rudd, David Gauke, David Lidington, Philip Hammond and Greg Clark all have concerns over that direction for the future of the country. Such is the opposition two ministers are believed to be considering their position and are threatening to quit the Government.
Mr Gauke, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, told the Financial Times on Sunday: “I couldn’t support a conscious decision to crash out at the end of March and I don’t think there are many who could.”
Published at Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:27:00 +0000