“The German sense of humour isn’t so well known,” Jacob Rees-Mogg said in a recent BBC interview.
Well, it turns out they’re funnier than the stereotype and they’re having a blood good laugh at Brexit during today’s carnival celebrations.
The traditional “rose Monday” parades in north west Germany are famous for floats which pack a political punch – and the Brexiteers are on the end of it this year.
Terrifying likenesses of Theresa May were paraded through two German cities. This one was spotted in Dusseldorf:
— Mona Neubaur (@MonaNeubaur) February 12, 2018
While this one was paraded through Cologne:
Currently rolling its way through Köln’s Rosenmontag parade…
Theresa May, with a Brexit armband, dragging away a screaming baby [🇬🇧] from the EU.
— Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) February 12, 2018
It’s the second year running that Germans have used carnival to mock Brexit. This float from last year’s parade in Dusseldorf will be tough to top:
As ever, Karneval approaching current trends and political moments with such nuance and subtlety. pic.twitter.com/6Y13MXqGUZ
— Stefan Bienkowski (@SBienkowski) February 27, 2017
The jokes on EU, Jacob…