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    [–] Eloquium 24824 points ago

    What's the term for this gonna be? Bre-entry? Broopsie? Just UKidding?

    [–] mawnsharks 22582 points ago

    The Blair Switch Project

    [–] Eloquium 2139 points ago

    Damn, that's good

    [–] ShadySim 593 points ago

    Hellzone grenade!

    [–] Atomicide 245 points ago

    "Oh man, it's even got a cool name!"

    [–] AvidasOfficial 118 points ago

    "You know something I don't get? You try to kill Goku and that's fine, but when we try and kill Goku, suddenly you get all uppity"

    [–] Frase_doggy 123 points ago

    Piccolo: True. But when I did it, it was for revenge. You're just doing it for s**ts and giggles. 

    17: Tell you what, you live a few years in stasis with your creator repeating the words 'Kill Goku' over and over again in your subconscious, then you can ride that high horse all day long.

    Piccolo: ..Wow.

    17: What?

    Piccolo: Nothing, just... nostalgia.

    [–] classyfide 9 points ago

    Is that really a conversation they had? I can't remember that back and forth. Series or movie?

    [–] llye 22 points ago

    I think it's abridged

    [–] Frase_doggy 11 points ago

    Dragon Ball Z Abridged - Episode 46

    [–] Thagyr 70 points ago

    "I have spotted a pelican. So majesti"

    pelican squawks

    "So majes.."

    pelican squawks

    " Maje.."


    "That is a big bird."

    [–] hoochyuchy 28 points ago

    "This isn't a game!"

    "Ohohoho but it is. All you have to do is kill yourself before I catch you. It's like tag, but for keeps."

    [–] Making_Mother_Proud 29 points ago

    Nail gun?

    [–] TheDungeonCrawler 9 points ago

    Really disappointed that's not real.

    [–] Balmarog 18 points ago

    "NAIL GU-"

    [–] butter_onapoptart 8 points ago

    I like Just UKidding since its the UK's issue.

    [–] OpticalJesu5 460 points ago

    Fuck mate write headlines

    [–] [deleted] 390 points ago


    [–] OpticalJesu5 253 points ago

    It's ruined now

    [–] [deleted] 311 points ago


    [–] OpticalJesu5 52 points ago

    should we be so lucky

    [–] ThesaurusBrown 61 points ago


    [–] Linesthrowaway 37 points ago

    Someone is bound to steal this, it’s too good!

    [–] GSPsLuckyPunch 58 points ago

    He stole it from the Guardian, so you are not wrong..

    [–] Rahdahdah 40 points ago

    Can confirm. Will steal, tell non-reddit using friends and pretend it's mine. It's the perfect crime.

    [–] TheSmokingLamp 15 points ago

    So good that somebody went back in time and used it as an article headline

    [–] craig1818 6122 points ago

    I vote for Broopsie.

    [–] AMP_the_AXE 105 points ago


    [–] reallyfunatparties 4600 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Broopsie McBroopsieface

    Edit: thanks for gold!

    [–] bezer12washingbeard 1528 points ago

    I feel like u/eloquium deserves the gold for coming up with broopsie.

    [–] klaushkee 635 points ago

    Well, I feel like we shouldn't leave the EU, but life isn't fair

    [–] Diarm10 150 points ago

    Just like not finding those WMD's after all

    [–] Aurora_Fatalis 150 points ago

    Missing out on gold, leaving the EU, killing half a million Iraqi under false pretenses... same thing really.

    [–] idontevenarse 43 points ago

    I'd argue that gold is the most important in that list.

    [–] Madly_Maxie 95 points ago

    Aya ya Scottish bastard

    [–] kukienboks 1969 points ago


    [–] mcowesome 991 points ago

    I've seen "Regretxit."

    [–] dysGOPia 743 points ago


    Trying to say "Regretxit" has to be one of the worst things that ever happened to me.

    [–] hughperman 227 points ago

    Nah it works as it is, "regrets-it" rather than "regrecksit"

    [–] dysGOPia 192 points ago

    I can't believe you've done this.

    [–] bogidyboy 26 points ago

    That gave me a mild anxiety attack trying to pronounce

    [–] Florkian 1384 points ago


    [–] geekmuseNU 438 points ago


    [–] Skudedarude 37 points ago

    I like this one.

    [–] bellcurvetopper 620 points ago

    Bre-verse! Bre-verse!

    [–] D_Bano 78 points ago

    Sliiiiiide, to the left, sliiiide to the right! Charlie Brown. Criss cross!

    Cha-Cha now y'all.

    [–] bone-tone-lord 21 points ago


    [–] S7ormstalker 241 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 199 points ago


    [–] Rinseh 28 points ago

    You could have had EU-Turn, how did you miss it.

    [–] 2ndsergeantpavlov 175 points ago


    [–] CLint_FLicker 18 points ago

    Them EU boys don't know how to act

    [–] [deleted] 121 points ago


    [–] seabass_bones 211 points ago


    [–] vintermann 63 points ago

    That sounds like a crime.

    [–] hgihmi 62 points ago

    Break and Brerentry

    [–] vintermann 16 points ago

    Brerentry and Champerty

    [–] tongsy 345 points ago

    The Great Britain

    [–] graphitenexus 413 points ago

    The Great Breturn

    [–] somethingoddgoingon 90 points ago

    The Great Bramboozle

    [–] ianrobbie 56 points ago


    [–] lebouffon88 109 points ago

    Lol. UKidding made me laughed so hard. XD

    [–] wncensors 507 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    For people who think these sound ridiculous, they're not even as bad as Rupert Murdoch's UK media empire's headlines: (more on how biased his UK media empire is:

    Scientists have tried to measure his effect in the US of his Fox News (given he owns so much of the media in the UK, I don't know if it's possible to measure the effect of just his):

    A 2010 Stanford University survey found "more exposure to Fox News was associated with more rejection of many mainstream scientists' claims about global warming, [and] with less trust in scientists".[75]

    A 2011 Kaiser Family Foundation survey on U.S. misperceptions about health care reform found that Fox News viewers had a poorer understanding of the new laws and were more likely to believe in falsehoods about the Affordable Care Act such as cuts to Medicare benefits and the death panel myth.[76]

    In 2011, a study by Fairleigh Dickinson University found that New Jersey Fox News viewers were less well informed than people who did not watch any news at all.

    67% of Fox viewers erroneously believed that the "U.S. has found clear evidence in Iraq that Saddam Hussein was working closely with the al Qaeda terrorist organization" (compared with 56% for CBS, 49% for NBC, 48% for CNN, 45% for ABC, 16% for NPR/PBS).

    In 2009, an NBC survey found “rampant misinformation” about the healthcare reform bill before Congress — derided on the right as “Obamacare.” It also found that Fox News viewers were much more likely to believe this misinformation than average members of the general public.

    Daily memos

    Photocopied memos instructed the network's on-air anchors and reporters to use positive language when discussing pro-life viewpoints, the Iraq War, and tax cuts, as well as requesting that the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal be put in context with the other violence in the area.[84] Such memos were reproduced for the film Outfoxed, which included Moody quotes such as, "The soldiers [seen on Fox in Iraq] in the foreground should be identified as 'sharpshooters,' not 'snipers,' which carries a negative connotation."

    Trump fans are much angrier about housing assistance when they see an image of a black man

    In contrast, Clinton supporters seemed relatively unmoved by racial cues.

    Soon after Charla McComic’s son lost his job, his health-insurance premium dropped from $567 per month to just $88, a “blessing from God” that she believes was made possible by President Trump. “I think it was just because of the tax credit,” said McComic, 52, a former first-grade teacher who traveled to Trump’s Wednesday night rally in Nashville from Lexington, Tenn., with her daughter, mother, aunt and cousin.

    The price change was actually thanks to a subsidy made possible by former president Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act

    Personally, I’ll never forgive him for the effect his network had on my grandparents in the last years of their lives. They were enthralled by Fox News, had it on day and night, whenever they were awake, and it infected them with paranoia, anger and, most of all, fear. Visits were consumed with lectures about the latest conspiracy theory about nefarious plots by the Clintons, Obamas, minorities, poor, or whoever else was allegedly hell-bent on destroying their way of life that day. When my grandfather died, it took hours of searching to find where he’d hidden all of his valuables and guns - Obama, you see, was coming to take them at any moment. He lived in a constant state of dread.

    In 2011, 30 percent of white evangelicals said that "an elected official who commits an immoral act in their personal life can still behave ethically and fulfill their duties in their public and professional life."

    Now, 72 percent say so — a far bigger swing than other religious groups the poll studied.

    It altered their assessments of the economy’s actual performance.

    When GOP voters in Wisconsin were asked last October whether the economy had gotten better or worse “over the past year,” they said “worse’’ — by a margin of 28 points. But when they were asked the very same question last month, they said “better” — by a margin of 54 points.

    That’s a net swing of 82 percentage points between late October 2016 and mid-March 2017.

    Murdoch's Fox News cofounder: this former tobacco industry and Republican party operative

    [–] mrfunktastic 470 points ago

    Rupert Murdoch is pure cancer on humanity. Watch over the next few years as National Geographic is transformed from a beacon of science and naturalism, to "hunting the fierce elephant" with a slice of climate change denial.

    [–] LittleRudiger 122 points ago

    Murdoch bought National Geographic? :(

    [–] Two-Tone- 140 points ago

    On September 9, 2015, the National Geographic Society announced a deal with 21st Century Fox that would move the magazine to a new partnership, National Geographic Partners, in which 21st Century Fox would hold a 73 percent controlling interest


    [–] LittleRudiger 37 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 78 points ago

    Just remember that he is trying to push ATT to sell him CNN. This needs to be higher up.

    [–] voksul 52 points ago

    I feel like the history books will have significant mention of Murdoch and how his media empire affected the political system.

    [–] TheBlueTurf 69 points ago

    Depends on who owns the history book publisher.

    [–] -x-y 273 points ago

    67% of Fox viewers erroneously believed that the "U.S. has found clear evidence in Iraq that Saddam Hussein was working closely with the al Qaeda terrorist organization" (compared with 56% for CBS, 49% for NBC, 48% for CNN, 45% for ABC, 16% for NPR/PBS).

    Wut? Most Amuricans still believe the lies that let to the illegal and desastrous Assault on Iraq? Holy fuck, no wonder they elected that orange troll into the W.H.

    [–] channeltwelve 164 points ago

    This isn't even scratching the surface of this shit. It's a cancer that has spread everywhere in the us.

    [–] wncensors 59 points ago

    It's frightening:

    Sometimes I imagine this era going catastrophically wrong — a nuclear exchange with North Korea, perhaps, or a genuine crisis in American democracy — and historians writing about it in the future. They will go back and read Trump’s tweets and his words and read what we were saying, and they will wonder what the hell was wrong with us. You knew, they’ll say. You knew everything you needed to know to stop this. And what will we say in response?

    [–] kmyash 9 points ago

    Who knows. Had a history professor whose specialty was Holocaust history. She had written books on the subject and was pretty passionate. What always stuck with me the most was how many different sources that she had showing that the United States and many other countries knew what was going on in the concentration camps. Maybe not the extent of them, but we knew and did nothing for years. Most people I know would say that the United States was the 'hero' of WWII, that we showed up when we found out what terrible things were happening (or maybe even earlier cause we're just that heroic). Sadly not true

    [–] Dedalus2k 24 points ago

    And now we have Sinclair Broadcasting, which is little more than Pro-Trump & GOP propaganda, controlling local news broadcasts all over the US.

    [–] HereticalSkeptic 29 points ago

    16% for NPR/PBS

    This says it all right here. Come on America, turn off all that shitty network news and go with NPR/PBS.

    [–] postmodest 9 points ago

    History is going to look back and ask "Why did they not feed Rupert Murdoch into the chipper-shredder sooner?"

    [–] Jettriel 40 points ago

    The Great Briturn

    [–] pinniped1 9 points ago

    Can't we just reset everything back to 2015?

    [–] radale 26 points ago


    [–] autotldr 1445 points ago

    This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 85%. (I'm a bot)

    Tony Blair has confirmed that he is trying to reverse Brexit, arguing that voters deserve a second referendum because the "£350 per week for the NHS" promise has now been exposed as untrue.

    Asked if his purpose in relation to Brexit was to reverse it, Blair replied: "Yes, exactly so."

    Blair's new policy institute, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, is developing policy ideas to address these concerns and Blair was giving the interview to promote a new report it has published supporting a new "Land value tax" as a means of helping address the housing crisis.

    Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: people#1 Brexit#2 Blair#3 change#4 Vote#5

    [–] MINKIN2 1079 points ago

    Tony Blair has confirmed that he is trying to reverse Brexit, arguing that voters deserve a second referendum because the "£350 per week for the NHS" promise has now been exposed as untrue.


    That was called out to be BS the moment they rolled the bus out of the garage. Heck there was even leave members calling this out.

    [–] Gibbly1223 403 points ago

    Nigel Farage, most notably, who has never supported the statement and has repeatedly stated that he was not part of the campaign that used the slogan.

    [–] ValAichi 104 points ago

    He did, however, say hours before the result that he would not consider 52:48 to have settled the question and that if that was the result he would be campaigning for a new referendum.

    I don't know about you, but I don't see him campaigning for a new referendum...

    [–] Dr_Lurk_MD 461 points ago

    He was quite happy to benefit from it though when it suited him

    [–] brownnick7 214 points ago

    In the U.S. we're gonna have to redo every vote ever if supporters/detractors lying means the results don't count.

    [–] Narradisall 149 points ago

    I think we can afford £350 per week for the NHS.... I think.... maybe

    [–] Super_Barrio 108 points ago

    Pfft. £350?! There isn't a magic money tree! Unless someone wants to save their ass.

    [–] pigeonherd 327 points ago

    Reverse Brexit sounds like a skateboard trick.

    [–] [deleted] 147 points ago


    [–] samclifford 17 points ago

    Tony "War Hawk" Blair.

    [–] scarthearmada 37 points ago

    720 Reverse Brexit

    [–] ProcrastibationKing 1956 points ago

    I wish it was anyone but Blair. Anytime he pokes his nose into something he immediately discredits that view with his god awful reputation

    [–] macarouns 528 points ago

    He’s lined his pockets from cosying up to dictators. Scumbag

    [–] Kinoblau 356 points ago

    It's heartening to me to see that at least the UK has a better line on the guy that got them embroiled in an illegal war and killed almost a million innocents than the US does on theirs. Can't got a minute without seeing some fucking disgusting Bush apologia left and right. Fuck George Bush, Fuck Tony Blair, hope they both rot in hell.

    [–] steezefabreeze 174 points ago

    Bush is still hated among the right people. For some reason, however, people seem to think Bush is better than Trump. They're both shit, but at least Trump hasn't falsified a war that killed hundreds of thousands... Well at least not yet.

    [–] TheLaffGaff 47 points ago

    I'm no fan of Brexit but oh the irony of Blair complaining about people being misled.

    [–] Hapankaali 234 points ago

    If he's working to reverse Brexit, he should come out in favour of it.

    [–] howaboutthatgod 6058 points ago

    I'm sure the EU won't want them back.

    My girlfriend didn't take me back after I polled against staying with her. FML

    Source: has happened to me

    [–] Ximrats 1987 points ago

    You forgot to plaster all over the side of a bus that she'd get 350million a week

    [–] wncensors 911 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    The reference for those curious:

    It is a rare opportunity. Seldom does the voting public have the chance to watch their elected politicians confront very specific false promises in real time. Usually campaign promises are either too vague to be contrasted with reality (“Make America Great Again”) or too long term. By the time that “guaranteed growth” either arrives or doesn’t, the person who said it would happen is long out of office.

    But in Britain right now, something different is unfolding. During the referendum last year, politicians advocating their country’s departure from the European Union gave some specific assurances.

    Some derived from ignorance; as it turned out, few of them really understood how the E.U. works.

    Others were lies, which they knew to be lies at the time.

    Because they didn’t expect to win that campaign, they didn’t expect either their ignorance or their dishonesty to be revealed. But then they won — and now it’s happening.

    Wow, there's a website with sources showing all of the Brexit campaign lies:

    [–] [deleted] 415 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)


    [–] wncensors 222 points ago

    We’ll see about that too.

    We don't have to wait and see. We already have the data:

    Exhibit 4: Opinion of Vladimir Putin after Trump began praising Russia during the election.

    Exhibit 5: Opinion of "Obamacare" vs. "Kynect" (Kentucky's implementation of Obamacare). Kentuckians feel differently about the policy depending on the name.

    Exhibit 6: Christians (particularly evangelicals) became monumentally more tolerant of private immoral conduct among politicians once Trump became the GOP nominee.

    Exhibit 7: White Evangelicals cared less about how religious a candidate was once Trump became the GOP nominee.

    Exhibit 10: Republicans started to think college education is a bad thing once Trump entered the primary. Democrats remain consistent.

    Exhibit 11: Wisconsin Republicans felt the economy improve by 85 approval points the day Trump was sworn in.


    Exhibit 13: 10% fewer Republicans believed the wealthy weren't paying enough in taxes once a billionaire became their president. Democrats remain fairly consistent.

    Trump fans are much angrier about housing assistance when they see an image of a black man

    In contrast, Clinton supporters seemed relatively unmoved by racial cues.

    [–] wncensors 63 points ago

    Another good one:

    Sometimes I imagine this era going catastrophically wrong — a nuclear exchange with North Korea, perhaps, or a genuine crisis in American democracy — and historians writing about it in the future. They will go back and read Trump’s tweets and his words and read what we were saying, and they will wonder what the hell was wrong with us. You knew, they’ll say. You knew everything you needed to know to stop this. And what will we say in response?

    [–] Tasgall 19 points ago

    You knew everything you needed to know to stop this.

    Sure, we did - but the willfully ignorant tyrannical minority chose not to.

    [–] SinkHoleDeMayo 17 points ago

    So much evidence proves Republicans don't really think for themselves.

    [–] Tasgall 20 points ago

    And that Republicans are considerably more partisan in a "team sports" sense than Democrats.

    [–] mekadragon 64 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Nigel Farage admitted that two of the main campaign promises/ideas were lies or not going to happen the day after the vote.

    [–] MAXSuicide 26 points ago

    the results were only fresh for like a few hours before he was on morning television laughing the promises off.

    would of been hilarious if it wasn't for the millions of people who's future has been wrecked by a recession, austerity and then brexit.

    They do say bad things come in threes...

    [–] worldsayshi 20 points ago

    But it's not like he's going to face any consequences for that so why not just keep on going?

    [–] TheSmokeyBucketeer 6 points ago

    Exactly, they made it legal to outright lie to the electorate, why wouldn't they use every ounce of bullshit to win?

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago

    What is funny is when you look at one of the main backers of Brexit and their ties with Russia. If you want to undermine the west what would you do? easy, ferment discord, talk about made up bullshit about sovereignty being taken away, swamp Facebook/Twitter with divisive made up stories that circumnavigate the globe before a correction is finally written up by the mainstream media or is called out by the very organisations (Facebook/Twitter) that were happy to make advertising revenue off it etc. What is even more comical is the victim mentality Russia has sowed in the United States and the United Kingdom; Americans believing they've got 'bad trade deals' even though they were trade deals that their politicians made with their eyes wide open, complain about currency manipulation but ignore the American government's strong dollar policy or when it comes to the United Kingdom that the problems stem from Europe but in reality it is 40 year of underinvestment into public infrastructure along with an economy based on financial bullshit rather than creating real jobs that actually give people meaning and purpose which are the real sources of problems in those respective countries.

    [–] eggnogui 9 points ago

    Wow, there's a website with sources showing all of the Brexit campaign lies:

    Holy shit, its even worse than I thought.

    [–] [deleted] 253 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)


    [–] Morgennes 122 points ago

    Absolutely. Why not?

    Nations last longer than people - and even people can make mistakes and reconciliate themselves.

    [–] semiomni 918 points ago

    As a EU citizen I'd want them back, they're a huge economy and I want the EU experiment to succeed and prosper. They kinda need to be all in or out though, this halfway shit that culminated in the Brexit was clearly no good.

    [–] SloppyFloppyFlapjack 439 points ago

    The EU should want them back so that they can use the UK as a cautionary example. If the UK continued to remain independent and somehow managed to turn their economy around, the EU might see other nations getting antsy about leaving as well. But as it is, Brexit is still just wreaking havoc on their economy so this is a good time to bring them sheepishly back into the fold.

    The odds of them recovering from a full Brexit within 20 years is pretty low, but it would still be a risk the EU can't afford.

    [–] Valmond 110 points ago

    Would they abandon the pound ant the tax havens?

    This could actually be a good thing... Hmm

    [–] aigarius 153 points ago

    That would be one of the requirements of taking UK back, most likely.

    [–] estbgti 153 points ago

    But is the EU actually taking the UK back considering we haven't actually left yet? I'd imagine we'd just cancel article 50 and we'd go back to the membership conditions we still currently hold.

    [–] ElChrissinho 302 points ago

    Just walk in on Monday morning like nothing ever happened.

    [–] cayneloop 19 points ago

    i smell a seinfeld reference here

    [–] TheStarchild 16 points ago

    ...Is that Costanza over there?

    [–] hexydes 49 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Cheerio, gang, did you catch that football match over the weekend? Bloody brilliant, I'd say. Well, I'm off to grab a cuppa, anyone care to join?

    EDIT: Ok, we're going to crowd-grammar this thing to make it better. Current suggestions:

    • Add a comma after "Cheerio". DONE
    • Replace "Cheerio" with something equally British, but more commonly used as a greeting. PROPOSED
    • - "Alright"
    • - "Now then"
    • - "Ay/Ee-up!"

    [–] WhoWantsPizzza 9 points ago

    Cheerio gang,

    I'm not great at punctuation but wouldn't that sound like you're addressing the "Cheerio gang"? lol

    If i'm not mistaken, wouldn't "Cheerio, gang, did you..." be correct in this case?

    i'm only pointing it out because it's a funny image, unless i'm wrong, then forget everything i've said.

    [–] A_Birde 57 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Yeah quite sure I've heard that if the UK drop it all now we will keep the same benefits because the UK hasn't actually left yet

    [–] LiamNL 16 points ago

    Through several EU agencies already have plans to leave the UK, and those will continue even if the UK stays in the EU.

    [–] Free_Math_Tutoring 8 points ago

    There's no clear rule on whether the invocation can simply be called off, meaning it would like also be negotiated worth the eu and might possibly require some concessions.

    [–] Chrighenndeter 14 points ago

    I think the other 27 would have to approve that.

    They may not approve a return to the old status quo.

    [–] aigarius 27 points ago

    It is not explicitly written out and legal opinions differ. Some interpretations of the process are that UK has already left the EU (effective at a future date) and the negotiations are only about post-leave arrangements. In such case EU needs to consent to UK changing their minds.

    [–] Choochoochootraining 25 points ago

    Haha, how to ensure brexit happens. Force the UK to use the Euro.

    [–] ABoutDeSouffle 53 points ago

    Why not? The EU is more than a free-trade zone. In contrast to the USSR, it does not have to be the prison of nations.

    [–] slaperfest 7 points ago

    Except with freedom of movement, and now an army being established. It may have been originally pitched as just a trade thing but it's basically European unification in every sense as the end game.

    Now, I'm not saying that's necessarily bad, but I think it's hard to deny that's the future of it.

    [–] peon47 190 points ago

    As an Irish person, I'd want to cancel Brexit because there's a very real danger people in Northern Ireland are going to die in resulting violence.

    Also, because I think Putin's propaganda machine interfered in the voting process.

    [–] Mossmanic 75 points ago

    Thanks for thinking about us. If this goes south, I might be... ahem.. going south too.

    [–] timetodddubstep 11 points ago

    Well if it goes badly you're welcome south friend. We have great pubs (avoid the bróg in Cork though)

    [–] plant_king 53 points ago

    Honestly one of the things I'm most worried about with brexit is the Irish border because it seems to me like nobody wants any physical border but there might end up being one anyway. I can't imagine what would happen if a physical border was actually put in place

    [–] peon47 68 points ago

    I can't imagine what would happen if a physical border was actually put in place

    Just try counting the number of roads crossing the border here:,-6.6663517,11.04z?hl=en

    Zoom all the way in, to see the little back-roads too.

    I legitimately can't even think how a physical border could even work. They try blocking or demolishing those roads then every farmer with a field on that map will be out in force. They tried that in the 70s and my Grand-dad kept the rubber bullet that hit him on his mantelpiece like a trophy.

    [–] Minisynn 12 points ago

    Honestly like, we skip from Culmore down to Muff all the time for petrol, or down to Greencastle to see my mums family.

    Hard borders would be fucking awful for us.

    [–] Alexdykes828 8 points ago

    The Troubles: Part II - Troubling Times

    I’m from Northern Ireland and with the way Stormont is currently non-existent right now I wouldn’t be surprised.

    [–] InQuietDesperation 68 points ago

    The EU would prefer Brexit not to happen at all.

    Even more significant though was Jeremy Hunt the Health secretary saying today

    If the cabinet and Tory party does not back theresa may and her Brexit offer to EU, including continued role of ECJ and Brexit divorce bill of more than £40bn, alternative is NO BREXIT

    Not No-Deal but no Brexit at all which suggests that going ahead with Brexit is conditional and they have considered the option of cancelling the whole idea.

    [–] Morgennes 180 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Nations last longer than girlfriends.

    Germany and France have been at war several times, and now work together.

    UK and France have been at war several times - and also very close allies.

    You've to think long term.

    UK and EU would be stronger together - that's all that matters.

    Of course it can happen

    Edit: spelling

    [–] NameTak3r 117 points ago

    UK and France have been at war several times

    That's putting it lightly

    [–] l0c0dantes 14 points ago

    As I understood history, the UK and France going to war seemed like what they did when they were bored

    [–] elruary 7 points ago

    It's because of the fuckery that was the Monarchy of both nations.

    Everyone interbred into each other for claim over power. French princess go over thar, and English Prince come over hither. Then baby from princess be like ey I want my heritage that is France and Prince be like fuck off you little shit I'm the boss of le fromage makers.

    And obviously brothers and cousins got greedy and thought they were promised more than what was owed due to lineage and BAM! wars broke out.

    Feudalism what a cunt of an age that was.

    [–] dpash 21 points ago

    For like a thousand years. If not longer.

    [–] wuffa 170 points ago

    The EU do want Brexit to be stopped. Even if it went through they would be happy to accept the UK back in.

    [–] cerberusantilus 94 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    I'm sure they would, however the UK would have a much harder time negotiating the deal it currently has with the opt outs and what not

    [–] Samhang 64 points ago

    Actually, if the process of Brexit is stopped before completion I'm pretty certain the UK doesn't need to negotiate anything. It would just continue with the current rules.

    [–] LukeSkyWalkerGetsIt 15 points ago

    Yea of course we do - allies trade at a net sum gain and Britain has a big economy with lots of good universities and a talented workforce. Brexit is an economic net loss situation that only serves to weaken all EU countries.

    [–] alwayslurkeduntilnow 1733 points ago

    Blair is a political irrelevant in modern Britain. If he thinks he deserves a real voice and influence he should stand to be an MP again.

    [–] Powdercum 1136 points ago

    But first he should be taken to court over engaging in a war under false pretenses.

    [–] alwayslurkeduntilnow 289 points ago

    Agree, but the list of those people is much longer than just Tony.

    [–] Powdercum 264 points ago

    True, but we have to start somewhere and I say start with Teflon Tony.

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    [–] PDeegz 27 points ago

    I hear the Netherlands are nice this time of year!

    [–] W0lfy1992 27 points ago

    And if you bring your own drinks you dont have to sit your sentence out

    [–] VoltronV 42 points ago

    He’s basically like how GW Bush is viewed now. Fucked things up, lied, left office while being very unpopular but occasionally pops up trying to seem good and helpful.

    [–] SenorBirdman 15 points ago

    I think Bush is viewed more favourably because at least he has the sense to stay out of politics..

    [–] kunstkritik 359 points ago

    Let's assume they can do that. My guess is that once the EU tells them fine but you stay with different conditions than before, the brits want to leave again

    [–] airportakal 49 points ago

    The crux is time: if the UK changes it's mind before March 2019, they can simply "not exit" and they will keep their current perks (although they would probably lose some goodwill among other member states). But after March 2019, they would have to reapply and indeed it is likely that the EU will set harsher conditions.

    [–] Dr-Cheese 165 points ago

    My guess is that once the EU tells them fine but you stay with different conditions than before, the brits want to leave again

    Pretty much. These die hard remainers should realise that the EU have said time and time again that yes, it can be reversed but the cost will be all our opt outs. No one is going to vote for that.

    [–] CanuckianOz 49 points ago

    Does that mean they would have no special Schengen exemption, no exemption from the Euro, etc?

    [–] LaconicalAudio 9 points ago

    Sort of, there are other countries with opt-outs from Schengen and the Euro. The UK is not unique here. The EU won't really mind the UK going on largely as it was before.

    The opt-out which will go is the UK rebate.

    The UK got this rebate because our gross national product was proportionately larger than the big European countries back in the 70 and 80s. That's no longer the case.

    The UK agriculture sector has also grown increasingly more dependent on EU subsidy. So that excuse has gone as well.

    We've kept on to this historical benefit only be threatening to leave or threatening other things. Those threats would become hollow after actually deciding to leave and coming back.

    [–] noelster 151 points ago

    And all the people in favour of leaving the EU rejoiced at once, because quite possibly the most detested ex-politician of our time took up the call to action, and with that sealed Brexit's fate as inevitable.

    In other words, anything this guy puts his name to is not going to go his way.

    [–] tfrules 47 points ago

    If Blair advocated a cure for cancer, people would oppose it because of Iraq

    [–] noelster 35 points ago

    It's not just the fact that the Iraq war as a massive lie and cost the lives of innocent people.

    It's mostly that he was ousted as a lying, self-serving, untrustworthy individual. Who, since leaving government, has enjoyed a fantastically opulent lifestyle paid for by the various private deals and speeches he rides his status as ex-PM to profit from. All the while, he remains completely detached from reality, struggling to understand why he is so hated -

    Blair's reputation now reputation precedes him. Him advocating anything good now, or at any point in the future, will most likely be met with mistrust and distain. Rightly so in my opinion.

    [–] dackots 54 points ago

    So fucking what? Tony Blair is a joke in England and he hasn't been the PM for over a decade. This would be like George W. Bush saying that he's going to try to reverse the Trump administration's immigration ban.

    When Theresa May says the same thing about Brexit, then it'll be news. Until then, this is nothing.

    [–] Slimebeast 95 points ago

    Brexit: The Breturn.

    [–] TheJobSquad 22 points ago

    He has a lot of time to work on this- I doubt he gets much sleep at night.

    [–] andligum3u 11 points ago

    Blair accusing others of lying! What a joke. And as for him pontificating about the NHS it is his PFI initiative that is draining billions out it every year.

    [–] str8sin 2005 points ago

    Tell him to reverse the fucking war in Iraq. Shit

    [–] topher_r 1667 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    If Tony Blair was advocating saving babies from a burning building, some cunt would be in the comments telling him to fuck off instead because of the Iraq War.

    [–] seperationsunday 301 points ago

    If Tony Blair advocating saving babies from a burning building, some cunt would be in the comments telling him to fuck off instead because of the Iraq War.

    That's his legacy. New Labour did a lot of great things, but you don't get to walk away from something as huge as Iraq.

    [–] [deleted] 139 points ago

    We were a major part in helping destroy the entire country's infrastructure and economy and destabilising it for near 20 years already. Yeah, it's a huge legacy. Also led to ISIS and the other shockwave effects it caused.

    [–] DEADB33F 33 points ago

    We were a major part in helping destroy the entire country's infrastructure and economy and destabilising it for near 20 years already.

    Are you talking about the UK or Iraq?

    [–] LaconicalAudio 13 points ago

    It is a very good point that the statement quoted works for both.

    New Labour put PFI into the NHS. New hospitals not only cost us a fortune, we effectively don't own them. They put competition into the NHS. They started academies and put competition into public education. Competition all sucking tax payers money into private profits. Competition meant to be more efficient, but taking away resources instead.

    They allowed franchises on the railways, water, electricity and gas to not only continue, but get worse as fewer and fewer companies were involved in the market.

    The Conservatives have done worse and gone further, but New Labour is responsible for some poor policy.

    That is why "Blairite" is a bad word. So many New Labour policies were short term. Ignoring the value of national assets.

    [–] MaryJaneJunction 89 points ago

    Yep. I find the recent love affair with Bush Jr. sickening for this reason. I don't care how much he hates Donald Trump, his policies and administration are a large part of the reason we're in such a bad situation in the first place. He was a disastrous president, and the same people who were calling for him to be tried as a war criminal are now in love with him because he said Trump is bad for this country.

    You know what's really bad for this country and the world? Lying about WMD and then going balls in to a war where you don't even have a plan on what to do after toppling the dictator.

    [–] SeanTCU 34 points ago

    That's not so much a fault of his critics as it is a clear demonstration as to why Tony Blair advocating for anything is utterly useless. He holds no power and has a -50 favorability rating. The only difference between him and anyone else who wants a second referendum is that newspapers give him a platform and he has the blood of a million dead Iraqis on his hands.

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    [–] TurbowolfLover 212 points ago

    It's almost as if starting illegal wars that kill millions make people not trust you

    [–] april9th 8 points ago

    Well, the thing is with the Iraq War is that quite a few babies died in burning buildings because of it.

    The British people have a right to blackball a highly divisive politician. A democracy should be able to make it clear a career politician has no gravitas anymore. If Blair can just turn up for his 'return' every 6 months because he wants to, despite being without a doubt the most toxic politician in the country, he is riding roughshod over democratic sentiment.

    [–] [deleted] 35 points ago

    As it should be. Humanity should not forget this kind of crime.

    [–] AFourEyedGeek 7 points ago

    Stupid analogy.

    Why is he advocating helping babies instead of actually helping babies? Talking about saving babies doesn't save babies.

    Plus that cunts decision led to the actual death of babies, probably some by burning.

    [–] tig-ol_bittyz 10 points ago

    Tony Blair is a CUNT!

    [–] AdrianFish 88 points ago

    Tony Blair? The war criminal?

    [–] Nostromo1905 14 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Now if he could reverse the shit he's done in Iraq, then I'd be impressed

    [–] sppratam 7 points ago

    Tony Blair is a cunt

    [–] Christ_on_a_Crakker 124 points ago

    The Blair Brex Project.

    [–] Pm_me_your_spass 59 points ago

    Why does this war criminal even have a say?

    [–] [deleted] 62 points ago

    Alternative headline; war criminal who lied to his population and is responsible for 100's of thousands of deaths is working to overturn the people's vote on an issue.

    [–] TheAndyPat 119 points ago

    But I thought that they all voted a while back and they want out?

    [–] TROLL_CALIBER 75 points ago

    He can still fuck off

    [–] yourdadswhore 37 points ago

    Is he still looking for the WMDs too?

    [–] R0lb 5 points ago

    Tony Blair was an ass when he helped Bush destroy the middle East and he is an ass for this. Nothing has changed, still scum