When you have to go that far with comparisons and reassurances, you know you're in bother and that it can't be good.
Brexit Secretary David Davis has been getting quite a bit of stick over the past twelve hours for claiming that the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union won't result in high-powered cars careening across a desert landscape with Mel Gibson hanging out the side of said cars. Well, sort of.
Davis said that fears of Britain "Brexit could lead to an Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom," and that Britain will be "plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction," are based on nothing. Not surprisingly, Davis' comments have been the subject of plenty of jokes and comments on Twitter.
Mad Max is too exciting for a Brexit dystopia. We'd be more like The Road. https://t.co/75xDSKFa3X
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) February 19, 2018
So FIRST we know that brexit is going to be a catastrophic nonsense AND THEN the tories say we don't even get a hilarious mad max dystopia which means I've superglued spears to a mini metro FOR NO REASON
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) February 20, 2018
Of course Britain won't descend into a Mad Max style dystopia. It'll be a Herbie Goes Bananas style dystopia.
— joe (@mutablejoe) February 20, 2018
So, that's where our friends across the Irish Sea are headed - leather chaps, spikes on cars, Mel Gibson roaming the land with a sawn-off shotgun and Charlize Theron swinging a giant wrench.
Leave them at it.
Via Twitter / Guardian