The best internet reactions as Theresa May triggers Article 50 and Brexit begins

Oh god. It’s actually happening.

Enjoy the days where everyone sits back and basks in a sense of impending doom? You’re in luck! Today’s the day that Brexit really begins to bite. Theresa May’s had a letter delivered to Brussels, confirming Britain’s departure from the EU. Article 50 has been triggered. That choice 52% of registered voters made, the one where a good chunk of those 52% immediately regretted their decision – that’s signed into law now.

We understand that there will be consequences for the UK of leaving the EU,” May told Parliament today (March 29), before listing consequences that barely anyone considered when making the vote nine months ago. She called today “a day of celebration for some and disappointment for others.” Indeed, a fair proportion of people aren’t just disappointed, they’re mortified. And there’s nothing quite like expressing fear and rage in the form of a trusty, oh-my-god-we’re-so-fucking-fucked tweet.

The Internet has been ablaze with reactions on this deeply uncertain day.

Happy completely avoidable #BrexitDay! pic.twitter.com/mGPsGIZBIF

— Andrew Przybylski (@ShuhBillSkee) March 29, 2017

This is how a lot of people are feeling right now…

ARTICLE 50 HAS BEEN TRIGGERED pic.twitter.com/HW0pKE0YIk

— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) March 29, 2017

On the bright side, shopping lists just got a whole lot easier.

#Brexit summed up in food after Article 50 pic.twitter.com/e5jtWO4YLZ

— E (@esheikh_) March 29, 2017

In May’s words: “This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back.”

EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE: Theresa May severs ties with the EU #Brexit #Article50 #BrexitDay pic.twitter.com/lLia5is9J6

— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) March 29, 2017

Many are contemplating a big move abroad. Even the resident Downing Street wants to jump ship.

“And that is why I have decided to accept an invitation to become Angela Merkel’s cat” #Article50 pic.twitter.com/uYIQQm43Qt

— Unnamed Insider (@Unnamedinsider) March 29, 2017

We’re already feeling the consequences.

Live scenes from the Channel tunnel. pic.twitter.com/l04wXKpjaq

— John Myers (@johnmyersteam) June 24, 2016

Comedian Limmy had some wise words for this special, spectacularly grim day.

Here’s a comforting way of looking at #BrexitDay pic.twitter.com/vBoJUJc3FZ

— Limmy (@DaftLimmy) March 29, 2017

“I’ve made a huge mistake…”

“I had to trigger Article 50. It would have been too embarrassing otherwise.”
“So you’re going to leave the EU… out of embarrassment?” pic.twitter.com/GplKt8VwLk

— Scott (@Flying_Inside) March 29, 2017

But there’s no turning back, as Lily Allen notes.

@PA Dear EU, pic.twitter.com/8zxRvgdpvP

— Lily (@lilyallen) March 28, 2017

And #BrexitDay has sparked some very fitting celebrations.

How are you going to celebrate Article 50 Day? I’m going to pour some raw sewage on a beach and buy a very high wattage lightbulb.

— David Whitley (@mrdavidwhitley) March 29, 2017

What’s next, then?

Brave new dawn pic.twitter.com/jmz5ETT8lU

— David Shrigley (@davidshrigley) March 29, 2017

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