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    'We're Doomed!' BBC Sitcom Stamps Go Viral as Twitter Finds Brexit Allusions

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    The UK’s Royal Mail has unveiled a batch of stamps to mark the 50th anniversary of an extremely popular BBC comedy of the 1960s-1970s, “Dad’s Army,” but its intent was apparently perceived as a mockery of the Brexit process on social media.

    The postage stamps, commemorating the iconic British sitcom, which attracted 18 million viewers at the time, have gone viral as Twitterverse found a cryptic message. Since they were released on the day British MPs voted on the EU Withdrawal Bill, many alleged that the featured characters and their catchphrases, such as “We’re doomed. Doomed!” or “Don’t panic! Don’t Panic!” alluded to the UK’s exit from the European Union.

    Some users recalled the failed campaign to release a set of stamps celebrating the formal Brexit day set for March 29, 2019, and said that “Dad’s Army” stamps were truly apt at the moment.

    Others praised the Royal Mail for high-level Brexit “trolling”:

    Meanwhile, a Royal Mail spokesperson has told France 24 that there was no connection between the new stamps and the UK’s exit: “The stamps have been issued solely to mark the 50th anniversary of Dad’s Army.”

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