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This Guy Tried To Sum Up The Shitshow That Is British Politics Right Now And It's Confusing As Hell

Benjamin Timothy Blaine's Facebook post describes the many political twists and turns that have been dominating headlines since Britain voted to leave the EU.

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On Tuesday, filmmaker Benjamin Timothy Blaine attempted to explain the current situation in British politics after the country voted to leave the EU. Hold on, it's quite a ride:

Facebook: benjaminblaine

This is the post in full:

"So, let me get this straight... the leader of the opposition campaigned to stay but secretly wanted to leave, so his party held a non-binding vote to shame him into resigning so someone else could lead the campaign to ignore the result of the non-binding referendum which many people now think was just angry people trying to shame politicians into seeing they'd all done nothing to help them.

"Meanwhile, the man who campaigned to leave because he hoped losing would help him win the leadership of his party, accidentally won and ruined any chance of leading because the man who thought he couldn't lose, did - but resigned before actually doing the thing the vote had been about.

"The man who'd always thought he'd lead next, campaigned so badly that everyone thought he was lying when he said the economy would crash - and he was, but it did, but he's not resigned, but, like the man who lost and the man who won, also now can't become leader

"Which means the woman who quietly campaigned to stay but always said she wanted to leave is likely to become leader instead."

Got it? OK. Let's continue.

"Which means she holds the same view as the leader of the opposition but for opposite reasons, but her party's view of this view is the opposite of the opposition's.

"And the opposition aren't yet opposing anything because the leader isn't listening to his party, who aren't listening to the country, who aren't listening to experts or possibly paying that much attention at all.

"However, none of their opponents actually want to be the one to do the thing that the vote was about, so there's not yet anything actually on the table to oppose anyway.

"And if no one ever does do the thing that most people asked them to do, it will be undemocratic and if any one ever does do it, it will be awful.


With the UK set to leave the European Union, the prime minister having announced he will resign, and the Labour party imploding, the post obviously struck a chord.

It has been shared more than 6,700 times since Tuesday and had garnered 7,500 reactions at the time of writing.

One reader commented on the post to say: "I don't want to watch the news anymore. If you could continue to explain the political climate to me via Facebook say once a week that would be great."

And then someone shared this GIF, which helps sum it all up.

Moti Biran / Via I Giphy / Facebook

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