Just when British Prime Minister Theresa May thought things couldn’t get any worse, Britain is being openly mocked by the Swiss. A satirical video has a top tip on what to do if you’ve got no friends: team up with equally friendless Switzerland. (Deville, SRF)This content was published on December 11, 2018 - 11:01
The British parliament had been set to vote on Tuesday on whether to accept May’s Brexit divorce deal with the European Union. Fearing a thumping defeat, May called off the vote on Monday and no one’s got a clue what will happen next.
Almost no one. Swiss comedian Domenic Deville says the obvious answer is to form the EUNEUM, the European Union of Non European Union Members. In a video in his show, Deville Late NightExternal link on Swiss public television, SRF, Deville sees a range of benefits to Brexit.
“Outside the EU you can do whatever you want,” he says, as a Toblerone appears on screen. “Like eat chocolate until your mouth bleeds.”
Splitting from the European Union could also help unite the Brits and the Swiss by creating a new currency – the cleanest on the planet: “Your banks wash it; our banks hide it!”
The video is self-deprecating and self-critical, similar to Deville’s previous efforts such as How to Make Friends with a Swiss Person and why, if Donald Trump wants to put America first, Switzerland should be second.
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