Sunday 25 June 2017

'Sh** day if you're a pen' - How Twitter reacted as Article 50 was triggered

The internet has reacted as Article 50 is triggered. Credit: Instagram / Wilhemtroth
The internet has reacted as Article 50 is triggered. Credit: Instagram / Wilhemtroth

Sasha Brady

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:

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