Britain voted to leave the European Union dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two.
Global financial markets plunged, Prime Minister David Cameron resigned, the pound fell as much as 10% against the dollar to touch levels last seen in 1985 on Friday as results from a referendum showed a near 52-48 percent split for leaving a bloc that Britain joined more than 40 years ago.
Bitter ‘Remain’ supporters took to Twitter to vent their anger and surprise at the results, while supporters of the ‘Leave’ campaign remained largely silent. Tweeple from neutral nations, which are not directly affected by the British exit, also joined in on the fun.
Here are 30 best tweets - memes, cartoons, jokes, gifs - that best described the #Brexit episode.
June 24, 2016
Britain leaving the EU like https://t.co/r3MwrFzkUL— Lowkey Bookey (@Enock1Yk) June 24, 2016
Walking through the streets of Britain this morning like pic.twitter.com/qe5N2WSGIN— Jake (@jakehyslop) June 24, 2016
I give up on bitcoin. This is too damn volatile. Oh, nevermind, this is the British Pound. pic.twitter.com/QsMb6zukdS— Joe Colangelo (@Itsjoeco) June 23, 2016
Brexit in a single gif. pic.twitter.com/HBQKT6FwLI— Luke Bailey (@imbadatlife) June 24, 2016
Currency traders worldwide right now. pic.twitter.com/otpOPZf9X7— David Feith (@DavidFeith) June 24, 2016
worlds strongest currency is going to crash and burn because Debra from Colchester, aged 42 and unemployed doesn't like someone's skintone— Papi Mac (@iNabber) June 23, 2016
I better not hear a single BRexit voter complain about the economy, austerity or unemployment over the coming years! pic.twitter.com/hPrRw2orTn— Mothra P.I. (@Hardywolf359) June 24, 2016
Basically pic.twitter.com/vXsy6bjGdV— Hayley Morgan (@dyingischeaper) June 24, 2016
The real #Brexit was 15 years ago. Hrithik Roshan said "bhaiyya ghar chalo". Got Mr. Raichand and Shahrukh Khan to forget their differences.— Akshar (@AksharPathak) June 24, 2016
It's OK, Britain.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) June 24, 2016
You can keep the Kohinoor Diamond.
After #Brexit, you guys are going to need the money!
WE WERE ON A BREXIT !!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/uOlVRRaz7i— David Delachaîne (@Ganeshdeux) June 24, 2016
No matter the outcome, #Brexit polls demonstrate how quickly half of any population can be convinced to vote against itself. Quite a lesson.— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) June 23, 2016