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Last week, I watched the series Mrs Wilson on PBS’s Masterpiece.
Becky and Gaele read three books each.
I may have lost count of my Brexit posts, but I think this is the eleventh one.
As of the day I’m writing this (Tuesday, April 16), here’s the situation. The European Council extended the deadline for a Brexit deal to October 31st, four months longer than the UK Prime Minister Theresa May requested. The deal requires the UK to participate in the European elections on May 23, or else the UK will be forced to leave the EU on June 1 with no deal. If, somehow, the British Parliament agreed on a deal, Brexit might happen at any time.
The flow chart in this article from the BBC is the clearest explanation I found of these dates and possibilities.
While the world waits to see what happens with Brexit, I thought I’d share the funniest memes — in the spirit of “if we don’t laugh, we’ll cry.”
In case you’re still befuddled by the importance of Ireland in all of this, check out this funny, but informative, video:
Are you keeping up with Brexit?