#brexitmehole: Irish Twitter reacts to latest Commons turmoil
The hashtag has delighted many Irish people – and left those in Britain somewhat baffled.
A very Irish hashtag trended on Twitter as people gave their verdict on the latest Brexit developments.
As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Government lost a vote on Tuesday evening which saw MPs seize control of the parliamentary agenda, people on the other side of the Irish Sea were passing comment on social media using the hashtag #BrexitMeHole.
On flight Dublin to Berlin with @AerLingus - doors have just closed as we pull from gate:— Steve Conlon (@stevenconlon) September 4, 2019
Pilot announces that he expects some slight turbulence whilst flying over the UK. Plane erupts in sniggers. #BrexitShambles #brexitmehole #Brexit
The phrase “me hole”, which may seem obscure to non-Irish people, is equivalent to using the words “my arse” as an expression of disbelief.
It has been particularly prominent on Twitter in recent days thanks to a viral video in which a man exclaimed “sorry me hole” when chastising another man dumping a mattress by the side of the road in rural Ireland.
Irish people are now using it to show their feelings about events going on the UK.
English friends: get yourselves a written Constitution. They're really handy to have. Love, Ireland #brexitmehole— Peter McGuire (@PeterMcGuireIE) September 3, 2019
Lots of people were simply enjoying the fact that the hashtag even existed.
Who needs House of Cards when you have Twitter and the UK government imploding onscreen.— Hazel Chu (@hazechu) September 3, 2019
As if Netflix writers could have conjured up solid gold hashtags like #brexitmehole! I've said it many times in the past month but I'm so proud to be Irish.#BrexitShambles #BorisJohnson
#brexitmehole is my favourite thing that has ever trended. Well done Ireland.— Sarah (@SarahInNavan) September 3, 2019
#brexitmehole is the top trending hashtag in Ireland. I love this country.— Owen Conlan (@oconlan) September 3, 2019
Many used the hashtag to comment on Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative Leader of the House who was widely criticised for his slouching posture during the debate.
When you get in from your local after 10 pints of Guinness at 4am in the morning, make a mug of tea, a cheese and ham toastie and watch repeats of Supermarket Sweep on Challenge from 1995. #HouseOfCommons #Brexit #brexitmehole #BrexitShambles #BrexitDebate #BrexitChaos pic.twitter.com/0AOjIskVXr— Fintan Marron (@FintanMusicIRL) September 3, 2019
And the whole thing came full circle when one Twitter user combined Brexit and the original “sorry me hole” video to create a meme of their own.