'Sh** day if you're a pen' - How Twitter reacted as Article 50 was triggered
Today British Prime Minister Theresa May officially triggered Article 50, initiating the two-year process that will see Britain leave the European Union.
President of the European Commission, Donald Tusk, was handed the official 'break-up' letter at 12.50pm.
Article 50 was triggered and Twitter reacted with the full gamut of emotions would one expect to go through when a 60-year marriage ends, from disbelief to anger and confusion.
The long-running threat of break-up has been looming for months. All hope of a reconciliation has been dashed. There's no going back. But as the divorce papers are signed and the custody battle wages, people are trying to make sense of the move with humour.
Here are some of the best reactions:
Dear Slim, I wrote you, but you still ain't callin'.— Aíne ☀ (@ainemagu) March 28, 2017
I left my cell, my pager and my home phone at the bottom. pic.twitter.com/1JOuYrUokm
Dear Missus May— Dylan Greene (@TheDylanGreene) March 29, 2017
Now that you have triggered #Brexit can we please have the North back? Thanks xx
Your Pal Enda
Happy #Brexit Day.— Johnfromsoho (@johnfromsoho) March 29, 2017
Don't forget to put your watch back to 1950
Léigh anois go cúramach ar do scrúdpháipéar, na treoracha agus na ceisteanna a ghabhann le Cuid A. pic.twitter.com/ALnq5G6NN7— The Irish For (@theirishfor) March 29, 2017
Happy Brexit Day! pic.twitter.com/XcB7UAwiv4— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) March 29, 2017
Do you know what Brexit is? It’s your dad, in the car, refusing to ask anyone for directions.— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) March 29, 2017
No croissants in the coffee shop today. That was quick. #Article50— Laurence Rickard (@Lazbotron) March 29, 2017