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Brexit Laughs for the European Humor Collection

Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party celebrates and poses for photographers as he leaves a "Leave.EU" organization party for the British European Union membership referendum in London, Friday, June 24, 2016. (Photo: AP/Matt Dunham)
Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party celebrates and poses for photographers as he leaves a "Leave.EU" organization party for the British European Union membership referendum in London, Friday, June 24, 2016. (Photo: AP/Matt Dunham)

Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party celebrates and poses for photographers as he leaves a “Leave.EU” organization party for the British European Union membership referendum in London, Friday, June 24, 2016. (Photo: AP)

I realize that there are important issues to analyze, but it’s utterly depressing to focus on Trump’s protectionist agenda or Hillary’s redistribution agenda. So let’s escape the dismal reality of American politics and enjoy some laughs about Britain’s glorious decision to escape the sinking ship of the European Union.

We’ll start with a parody video featuring the head of the National Socialist Workers Party (PG-13 warning that there are some naughty words).

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Very well done.

Not let’s enjoy some more clever satire.

We’ll start with this depiction of what was supposed to happen according to the statist practitioners of Project Fear.

Speaking of Project Fear, here’s some related humor.

And I very much enjoy this cartoon showing that Obama’s attempt to convince Britons to remain in the EU was about as successful as his efforts to convince Americans to like the failed Obamacare program.

Last but not least, I can’t resist sharing this image since I’ve repeatedly used the escape-from-a-sinking-ship metaphor.

P.S. If you enjoyed the Hitler parody, other examples of this genre include:

P.P.S. And if you enjoy European-themed humor, here’s my collection (some of it involving – GASP! – stereotypes):

P.P.P.S. This is sad rather than funny, but here are examples of government-created human rights in Europe. Similarly, if you compare bizarre statements and behavior from the two leading bureaucrats at the European Commission, you’ll understand why the Britons were wise to escape.

Written by
Contributing Economist

Daniel J. Mitchell is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, and a top expert on tax reform and supply-side tax policy. Mitchell’s articles can be found in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, and the Washington Times. He is the author of "The Flat Tax: Freedom, Fairness, Jobs, and Growth," and co-author of "Global Tax Revolution: The Rise of Tax Competition and the Battle to Defend It."

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