A classic of the genre

The genre being stupid people discover their actions have consequences:

An outraged Brexiteer has been ridiculed on social media for complaining about a queue at an airport in Amsterdam.

Colin Browning, who has been widely described by British media as one of the 17.4 million people who voted for Brexit, took to Twitter on Thursday to complain that about passport check wait times at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

The tweet reads:

Absolutely disgusting service at Schiphol airport. 55 minutes we have been stood in the immigration queue. This isn’t the Brexit I voted for.

… and it’s worth clicking through because some of the responses are very funny indeed. But the bit that made me laugh was Colin’s claim that:

This isn’t the Brexit I voted for.

Yes it is.

Five Things #14

Precious Little Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky is a prequel to the magical novella Made Things, which has just been published. It’s so good that I now have the novella.

Chris Grey asks what ‘getting Brexit done‘ actually means. There are some nasty surprises in store for anyone who thinks that Britain leaving the UK in January will be the end of it.

Robert McCrum remembers Clive James, who died last week.

Jennie Rigg points to what the phrase ‘poisoning of political discourse‘ means for real people.

And finally, here’s Wumo on Black Friday:

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